Péter Závada is a Hungarian poet and playwright. He was born in Budapest in 1982. He studied English and Italian at ELTE University, as well as Theatre Studies at the Károli Gáspár Protestant University. He is currently a Phd student in ELTE's Esthetics Doctoral Programme.
At an early age, Závada was part of the highly successful rap and slam poetry group Akkezdet Phiai before turning his primary focus to poetry and theatre. His first collection of poems, Ahol Megszakad, was published by Libri in 2012. His second, Mész, followed in 2015, and his third, Roncs Szélárnyékban, in 2017 – for which he won the Horváth Péter Literary Scholarship.
In the summer of 2018, he was a Poet in Residence at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. In May 2019 he was invited to perform at the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. In january 2020 he participated in a month long fellowship at Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. In september he joined the European Poetry Festival in London online, organized by Steven J. Fowler.
Internationally, his poems have appeared in English translation in The White Review, the Cordite Poetry Review, and Schlosspost, as well as most recently in Modern Poetry in Translation. Awards and Prizes: Örkény István Playwriting Scholarship (2016), Móricz Zsigmond Literary Scholarship (2017), Horváth Péter Literary Scholarship (2017), Szép Ernő-díj Prize (2018), Látó-nívódíj Prize (2018).