Andras Kepes was born in Hungary, Budapest (1948) and grew up in his native city, as well as in Beirut and Buenos Aires, where his father stationed as a diplomat. He lives in Budapest with his wife, Maria Dettai, professor of Italian language and literature. He has six children: Julia (b.1974), Borbála (b.1975), Rozália (b.1990), Kata (b.1998), Lujza (b.2005), Lukács (b.2011).