Bayer, Zsolt (Budapest, 28 February, 1963 - ) – Journalist, writer. After graduating from high school he studied Hungarian Literature and History at the University of Budapest (1985-1991). Between 1982 and 1985 he was a teacher without a diploma, an unskilled laborer, and a surgeon’s assistant. In 1988 he was one of the founders of the political party Young Democrats’ Alliance (Fiatal Demokraták Szövetsége – FIDESZ) and the spokesperson and leader of its press department. In 1993-1994, he was Chief-Contributor for the daily, People’s Freedom (Népszabadság). Later he worked for the Hungarian Television, preparing programs, and as artistic advisor from 2000. From 1988 he was chief advisor for the Commissioner’s Office of the Millenium. From 2000 he was Cultural Deputy Director at the Duna Television. Later he became chief contributor for the daily, Hungarian News (Magyar Hírlap). He is a leading patriotic journalist. His TV series were: The Best Summer of Our Teenage Years - America (Kamaszkorunk legszebb nyara – Amerika); 1100 Years in the Center of Europe (1100 év Európa közepén). His books include Fairy-cemetery (Tündértemető) short stories (1995); Liberalism Reaches to the Wall, vols. i, ii (Falig érő liberalizmus I-II) (2000); 1956:…”that there should be a Sign” (1956:...”hogy legyen jel” (2000); 1100 Years in the Center of Europe, vols. i,ii. (1100 év Európa közepén, I, II) travel-sketches (2001); Where is the Limit of Impertinence – New Moralist, Pharisees, vols. i,ii (Hol a pofátlanság határa - Új moralisták, farizeusok I-II). He received the Madách Prize in 2011. – B: 0878, 1645, T: 7103.