The number one Hungarian translator of rock biographies is none other than Ákos Dudich. If you ever wondered who is this mysterious gentleman, we now provide you with some essential information!

Introduction

Ákos Dudich (born May 9, 1975) is a Hungarian writer, translator, music journalist and co-owner of the Konkrét Könyvek publishing house since 2016.

Personal life

Ákos Dudich was born in Budapest, Hungary to a middle-class Catholic family. His father was a geologist, his mother a geography and biology teacher, and his brother, Imre, is a water engineer. As a teenager, Dudich lived in Paris where he attended a bilingual school for four years and gained his knowledge of the French and English languages. Subsequently, upon returning to Hungary he earned four separate university degrees and, most importantly, he also met his future wife, Judit Számel, and the couple were married in 2004. Apart from languages, music and editing, Dudich’s special interests lie in North American Great Plains Indians culture and the reenactment of 10th Century Hungarian culture and lifestyle.

Education
1996-2002 Eötvös Loránd University:
          University degree in Cultural Anthropology
1996-2001
University of Szeged:
          University degree in American Studies
1997-2000 University of Szeged:
            French translator
1994-1999
University of Szeged:
          University degree in French Language and Literature
1989-1993
Eötvös József College, Budapest
1987-1991
École Active Bilingue J-M, bilingual school, Paris

Work

Embracing the French and English languages in his developmental years helped lead Dudich to his primary métier. First, he began by translating technical texts and filmscripts, then “belles-lettres”, before ultimately specializing in rock music biographies, including: Anthony Kiedis (RHCP), Iggy Pop, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.), and others. In 2011, Dudich received his first book offer and has since written three publications about Hungarian bands, namely the Galloping Coroners, Anima Sound System and Undertaking. Most recently, Dudich launched a collaborative effort (with comic book artist Gergely Oravecz) to produce a three-volume comic book series based on the legendary American band, Faith No More; and, referring to his own memoirs as a rock’n’roll journalist, he is now working on a book of selected interviews with high-profile celebrity musicians.

2016-                  Publishing books as co-owner of Konkrét Könyvek Kiadó  
 

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