László F. Földényi (born in 1952) is a Hungarian essayist, art theorist, literary critic and translator. He is the author of several essays on Heinrich von Kleist and Caspar David Friedrich, amongst others, and of a study on melancholy (Melankólia). One of his most well-known and most translated works is the essay Dostoevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts into Tears. He published the collected works of Heinrich von Kleist in Hungarian and translated numerous contemporary drama works by Heiner Müller and Edward Bond. He serves as a lecturer in art theory and aesthetics at different universities. A leading contemporary Hungarian intellectual, László F. Földényi lives in Budapest.