Kuczka Péter

  • Born: (Székesfehérvár, Hungary)
  • Died: (Budapest, Hungary)

Kuczka Péter was a Hungarian writer, poet and science fiction editor.
After finishing high school, Kuczka studied at the University of Economy in Hungary while working several jobs. He started writing after the end of World War II and from 1940 was influential in Hungarian literature circles.
Kuczka's poetry was first printed in 1949 but after 1956 he was not allowed to publish his poetry due to his political views and local political changes. He got national prizes for his early literature in 1950 (József Attila prize) and 1954 (Kossuth Prize).

He was the editor of the Kozmosz Fantasztikus Könyvek (Cosmos Fantastic Books) series, whose books were the first science fiction books in Hungary.
He was the founder and editor of Galaktika, the third largest science fiction anthology in the world, which had a definitive influence on the evolution of Hungarian science fiction literature.

He was the editor of the publisher Móra Ferenc Ifjúsági Könyvkiadó from 1976.

His successors: Kuczka Péter jogutódai.


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