• The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tóth

October 2017


Part of the Peter Owen World Series: Serbia, published in collaboration with Istros Books


A philosophical novel that critics have compared to the work of Bulgakov and Kafka

Moritz Tóth is a former punk rocker working for no one. Tobias Keller is an Adviser for Moral Issues working for the Man upstairs. Both their lives are changed when Moritz receives an unexpected offer from the local Employment Office to become a prompter with the Budapest Opera. As a strange series of divinely-inspired events sees a morose Moritz re-acquaint himself with his old violin, Tobias is facing trial for having applied 'the faculty of his free will with the intention of exerting his influence on subject Moritz Tóth'. Dana Todorovic's novel is a tale of celestial bureaucracy and the restorative power of Puccini. Welcome to the strange, thrilling and tragic fate of Moritz Tóth.


Translated from the Serbian by the author

‘What Dana Todorović offers her audience is a tale of compassion.’ – Chicago Center for Literature


DANA TODOROVIĆ (born in 1977) is a Serbian novelist and translator living in Belgrade. Her debut novel, Tragična sudbina Morica Tota (The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tóth) was shortlisted for the Branko Ćopić prize for best novel, awarded annually by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Her second novel Park Logovskoj was shortlisted for several major literary awards, including the prestigious NIN award. In addition, she is the author of two children's books, as well as several short stories that have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. She has translated for theatre and film and spent six years working as an interpreter for the UN.


Bibliographic Data
Date Published October 2017
ISBN Number 9780720619836
Pages 160

The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tóth

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