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Fri, Nov 11


New York

NOIR | The Dark Alleyways of the Soul - presenting The Continental Literary Magazine

The Continental Literary Magazine cordially invites you to join us on November 11, Friday - 6 PM at the Library, for the presentation of the magazine's latest issue: Noir. Please register your interest by sending an e-mail until November 10.:

NOIR | The Dark Alleyways of the Soul - presenting The Continental Literary Magazine
NOIR | The Dark Alleyways of the Soul - presenting The Continental Literary Magazine

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2022, 6:00 PM

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

About the Event

Whether noir is a genre or a style is hard to say, but its trademark features are known to all from cinema, literature, and comic books. Hardboiled detectives, dark alleyways, rain, and estrangement figure into this shadowy, atmospheric collection.

- Join editor-in-chief and award-winning author Sándor Jászberényi, writer/poet and executive director Dániel Levente Pál, and renowned author, critic and journalist Máté Makai for an overview of this publication and unique perspectives on the fourth issue & universal theme.

Attending the event will be:

SÁNDOR JÁSZBERÉNYI – The author of The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories fromthe 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. Hedivides his time between Budapest and Cairo.

DÁNIEL LEVENTE PÁL – executive director of The Continental Literary Magazine (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.

MÁTÉ MAKAI (1986, Hungary) born in Veszprém and living in Szentendre, is a writer, critic, and journalist. His second volume Az Atlantis felemelkedése (The Rise of Atlantis), published by Kalligram Publishing House in 2022, contains dystopian experiments regarding an imagined near future. He works full-time managing a Hungarian designer brand and his psychedelic pop-rock musical formation goes by the name of The Monoment. In his free time, he plays guitar and football.

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