'Embers' Jacki Lyden talks with Carol Brown Janeway about her translation of the Hungarian novel Embers. This is the first English translation of Sandor Marai's book that was published in Budapest in 1942. Marai was a well-known literary figure in 1930s Hungary but left the country in 1948 because of persecution by the communists. He died in obscurity in San Diego in 1989. Embers was recently rediscovered in Europe and has since become an international bestseller. The story takes place during the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.