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Meet the Continental Literary Magazine

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Meet the Continental Literary Magazine

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Feb 24, 7:00 PM EST

New York, 215 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028, USA

About the Event

If you are attending the event in person, please register your interest by sending an e-mail to the following address with the number of attending guests until February 23. 6:00 PM: rsvp@continentalmagazine.com. 

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The Continental Literary Magazine invites you to join us at the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society or online, for the launch of our debut issue: PREJUDICE.

The new magazine offers the best of Central European writing alongside original work by noted American authors. The first edition includes contributions from Roxane Gay, Noam Chomsky, and Judith Newman.

Join editor-in-chief and award-winning author Sándor Jászberényi, translator and translation editor Owen Good, visual artist Ádám Magyar, author Judith Newman, Dániel Levente Pál, Executive Director of Literature (Petőfi Cultural Agency) and other remarkable contributors for an overview of this new publication and unique perspectives on the first issue's universal theme. Discover how Ádám Magyar's photos illustrated the impartial presence and facelessness of prejudice, and how it relates to the message of the magazine.

Attending the event will be:

SÁNDOR JÁSZBERÉNYI: The author of The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond (New Europe Books, 2014). In 2017 he received Hungary’s Libri Literary Prize. As a correspondent for Hungarian news sites, he has covered the conflict with the Islamic State, unrest in Ukraine, the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, and the Gaza War. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, AGNI, and The Brooklyn Rail. He divides his time between Budapest and Cairo.

DÁNIEL LEVENTE PÁL (1982) is a poet, writer, circus dramaturg and director. He is the author of five poetry collections and two books of short stories. His writings have been translated into English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Serbian, Romanian, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese and Thai. Since 2016, he has been working for the Capital Circus of Budapest as a playwright and dramaturg. As a circus director, he won the Staféta Prize and the Special Prize of the 13th Budapest International Circus Festival.

ÁDÁM MAGYAR: Ádám Magyar is a Berlin-based Hungarian photographer and video artist. He began taking pictures in his late twenties, when he started wandering Asian cities capturing their street life in images of Indian street vendors, wandering holy men, and students in an exclusive Himalayan school. Obsessed with finding innovative new uses for digital technology, Magyar's work quickly evolved from conventional documentary photography to the radically experimental, and surreal. His works are included in the collections of New York Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Deutsche Bank, and Microsoft. His photographs have been published in In the Life of Cities by the Graduate School of Design Harvard University, Light and Lens by Robert Hirsch, Contact Sheet by Light Work, in various photography magazines including PDN, Musée, and PQ Magazine in the USA, Flash Art in Hungary, Digital Camera Magazine in the UK, and Katalog in Denmark.

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