Geza Tatrallyay

12 months ago by in Friday, Memoir

Geza Tatrallyay

Geza Tatrallyay will talk about memoir writing with the focus on his series of memoirs, The Cold War Escape Trilogy, of which the first two books were published recently. For the Children is the story of his own family’s escape from Communist Hungary in 1956 and immigration to Canada, while The Expo Affair tells of three Czechoslovak girls who approached him at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, at the height of the Cold War to help them defect to Canada. The third book in the series is the story of how Geza helped a Romanian-Hungarian fencer defect to Canada at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 where he represented Canada. Geza studied at Harvard University, after which a Rhodes Scholarship took him to Oxford University and the London School of Economics and Politics. He is retired, married, has two children, and currently lives in Barnard, Vermont. See also http://www.gezatatrallyay.com.