Erika Bartos graduated from the Budapest University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture as an architect. In her storybooks architecture has always played a vital role; her illustrations were displayed at various exhibitions. In her books she has drawn several known and less known venues of Hungary. Her book entitled Hoppie’s Tales – which was made in relation to the European Capital of Culture Project 2010 – was awarded in 2012 the recognition award of the Hungarian Tourism Plc.
The opinion of Antal Lázár DLA, Kossuth and Príma Award architect, University Professor on Hoppie’s Tales:
Erika Bartos is one of the polyhistors of our era, who merges architecture, high-level writing and the art of drawing. She is summarising the above three for the education and entertainment of children and to familiarise people with the values and treasures of Hungary. Erika Bartos, maybe the most widely-read author of juvenile literature in Hungary has done a great favour to the city of Pécs, by introducing the past and present of Pécs in a novel manner.
Prof. Dr. Zoltán Bachman DLA, Kossuth and Príma Award architect on Hoppie’s Tales:
The biggest merit of the book entitled Hoppie’s Tales is that finally we can see a book, which is published for children presenting the topic of architecture. It is rather rare in Hungarian literature. Taking into consideration that the candidate is not only an architect, but a mother of three, her book is pervaded by authenticity, expertise, sweetness of a woman and mother, which turns the book into an outstandingly valuable piece of work.