Zsolt Pozsgai is a Europa Prize winning playwright, theatre and film director.
He was born in 1960, Pecs, Hungary.
The urge to become a writer started in his early teenage years, and at the
age of 14 he was already directing.
While he studied Hungarian Literature at Pecs University he gained experience in various fields by taking on different positions, such as a driver, teaching assistant and postman.
When he was 24 he worked as an assistant director at Pecs National Theatre, then as its director. Later on he worked for a book publisher, but was required to do his national service as an air traffic controller for fighter aircraft.
In that time he wrote his first play, Horatio, performed in 1988, and since then his dramatic works have been regularly shown in Hungarian theatres.
By the end of 2005 there were more than 40 pieces which have appeared on stage in 54 theatres. A number a works have been performed abroad as well, in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Bulgaria and Macedonia.
Besides earning a title as a successful theatre director he also wrote and directed several television series.
One of his feature films, THE EARTH'S LOVER is about the maker of world-famous porcelain of Pecs, the inventor of eosin, Vilmos Zsolnay. It's a story from Hungary which takes place at the end of the 19th century.