Statement by the Trustees of the Edwin Morgan Trust, Scotland
Krisztina Tóth participated in the EMT translation workshop with Hungarian and Scottish poets in 2019; a sample of the resulting poems was published by Tapsalteerie last year. The Trustees have been distressed to learn of the attacks on Krisztina in both printed and online media in Hungary. In answering a writers’ questionnaire, she expressed her opinion of certain books on the school curriculum and suggested that it was time to replace them with texts offering a more positive view of women’s role in modern society. The consequent attacks on her and her work  were vicious and personal. We stand in solidarity with Krisztina in her right to express her opinion without fear of ungoverned harassment, and assure her of our continued admiration of her work and courage as a writer.

Statement on behalf of Scottish PEN
It is deeply concerning to learn of the harassment of Krisztina Tóth in Hungary. Krisztina’s work has helped foster international understanding between the people of Hungary and Scotland, and we in turn support her rights of freedom and artistic expression – Ricky Monahan Brown, Chair of the Writers at Risk Committee 

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