Péter Nádas, born in Budapest in 1942, is a writer and photographer. After an apprenticeship as a photographer, Péter Nádas worked as a photojournalist for various magazines. With novels such as A Book of Memories and Parallel Stories he has inscribed himself in world literature.
Many of his works such as A Lovely Tale of Photography (1999) and Own Death (2002) combine photography and text. Péter Nádas has also published numerous volumes of his photographs. Péter Nádas has been a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts since 2006.
For his literary work, Péter Nádas has been awarded the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (1991), the Kossuth Prize (1992), the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding (1995), and the Franz Kafka Literature Prize (2003), among others. In 2014, he was awarded the Würth Prize for European Literature. His photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions, including 2000 and 2003 at the Mano May Gallery (House of Hungarian Photographers), Budapest, 2004 at the Museum of Photography in The Hague, 2005 at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, 2012 and 2018 at the Kunsthaus Zug, and 2022 at the Collegium Hungaricum Vienna.
Péter Nádas lives in Gombosszeg, Hungary.