Poet Sándor Agócs and Translator Harada Kijomi of Japan received this year's Balassi Bálint Memorial Sword on Sunday in Budapest. The literary prize is awarded each year to a Hungarian poet and a foreign translator.
This year, a volume by Poet Ady Endre, has been published in Japan. Last year, a selection of poems by József Attila appeared in Japanese - both volumes have been translated by Harada Kijomi.
This year's literary prize has been awarded for the twentieth time. The Balassi Bálint Memorial Sword Award has been founded by Journalist Pál Molnár. So far, the prize has been awarded to 37 poets and translators.