Iván Sándor (born 1930) is one of Hungary’s best-known living writers. Since 1967 he has published sixteen novels and many other volumes of prose, earning critical acclaim in several countries. Several titles have been translated into German and French Drága Liv (Geliebte Liv), Követés (Spurensuche / Filature), Az éjszaka mélyén 1914 (Husar in der Hölle 1914 / Au fonds de la nuit, 1914). Követés (Legacy) is his first book to be translated into English.
Sándor has been awarded Hungary’s highest literary honours, including the Sándor Márai Prize (2000) and the Kossuth Prize (2005). Earlier in his career he was a prominent theatre critic and playwright. He lives in Budapest.