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The Continental Literary Magazine

A new magazine has entered the Central European literary firmament, The Continental Literary Magazine, a quarterly print magazine with an excellent website brought out by the Petőfi Cultural Agency. Their focus is bringing Hungarian and Central European writing into English and is led by editor-in-chief Sándor Jászberényi, whose own fiction has been published extensively in […]

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Karel Šebek in B O D Y

Šebekvoyeur with keyholes for eyesI am watching a woman turn into an atom bomb – from “Evening” by Karel Šebek, translated from the Czech by Ondřej Pazdírek. The Fall Issue of B O D Y today brings you a poem by Czech poet Karel Šebek, the second of his works published in the magazine. It’s […]

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Pawel Soltys in B O D Y

“…with the index finger of my left hand I write in the grime on the windows on the even-numbered side, ‘Yes Vico! No Vice!’, and with my right arm I sweep up the beauties standing on the odd-numbered side and whisper obscenities in their ears. And when I get bored of this, with both hands […]

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Petra Hůlová in B O D Y

Petra Hůlová’s latest novel translated into English (by Alex Zucker) is a provocative dystopian world where “men have been forbidden to be attracted to women on the basis of their bodies”. The Movement – the novel’s title – have opened centers to “reeducate” men, and as the book goes along you realize how the extreme […]

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Panel Issue #7 Launch

This Friday, June 25, Panel magazine will be launching Issue #7 with both a live event at Massolit Books & Café in Budapest as well as an online version for contributors and readers who can’t make it in-person. The reading and festivities runs from 7-9pm local time. I can’t go but Panel editor Duncan Robertson […]

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Literary roundup: Maria Stepanova, Baltic lit in translation and Colum McCann/John Berger

Short notice on this one but at 6pm CET (12 noon EST) the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation series Writers and Influences continues with Irish writer Colum McCann discussing John Berger. The event is free online, you just need to register. The ongoing series continues next week on June 21 with Jeffrey Eugenides on Alice Munro, Henry […]

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Panel 7 upcoming

The latest issue of Budapest-based Panel is about to be published, Panel 7, offering the “best fiction, poetry and literary translations from Central and Eastern Europe.” And that will include my short story “White Light”, a tiny excerpt of which illustrates the Facebook announcement. There will be a launch party (details coming soon) as well, […]

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Mitja Cander in B O D Y

The latest fiction offering in B O D Y’s Spring Issue comes from the debut novel of Slovene writer Mitja Čander, Blind Man, translated by Rawley Grau. Čander is no stranger to the literary world, having been a longtime figure as an editor, publisher, playwright, screenwriter and critic as well as candidate for national chess […]

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European Review of Books

A new magazine is being launched called the European Review of Books, which will be about books and more in English as well as a variety of European languages. They are holding a crowdfunding campaign to support the debut issue. So far they have something of a mission statement among other texts on their website […]

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Andrey Filimonov in B O D Y: fiction/interview

In the opening week of B O D Y’s Spring Issue we hit you with a double dose of Russian writer Andrey Filimonov. First, there’s an exclusive excerpt of the translation from his novel Retsepty sotvoreniya mira (World Creation Recipes), a book that delves into Russia and the writer’s family’s convoluted 20th century with some hallucinogenic […]

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