Agnes Walder Silberstein was born in Budapest, in 1943. Agnes’ father Lajos Walder was a playwright & poet living in Hungary prior to World War II. He died in Gunskirchen concentration camp the day it was liberated, in 1945.
Fearing that her father’s poetry and plays would disappear in Hungary, Agnes spent twenty-four years translating them to English.
“Become A Message”, Lajos Walder’s complete poetry in English, was published by Upper West Side Philosophers in NYC. This volume won the IBPA’s prestigious Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in April, 2016. Lajos Walder’s three plays in English, will be published by the same publisher, in December of this year.