Péter Závada 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 (both Budapest). 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 (Where It Tears), was published by Libri in 2012. His second, Mész (Mortar), followed in 2015, and his third, Roncs Szélárnyékban (Wreck In Lee), in 2017. Internationally, his poems have appeared in English translation in The White Review and Cordite Poetry Review, as well as most recently in Modern Poetry in Translation. Several of his theatre plays have been produced to acclaim, and he is the recipient of the Horváth Péter Fellowship and the Szép Ernő prize.