Inscrutable Are Ways of Tengri by András Cserna-Szabó

Szabolcs is living in a yurt, where he seeks refuge from life’s upheavals in lore and myths, when he collides with a younger generation.

Showdown in L.A. by András Dezső

András Dezső investigates the stories of three Hungarian gangsters who defected from 1980s communist Hungary for the Los Angeles underworld.

The Grass and the Night Sky by Krisztina Rita Molnár

In this novel excerpt, Krisztina Rita Molnár writes about her mother, raising four children alone, in a two-bedroom apartment in Budapest.

Smartphone on the Sunday Table… by Michal Habaj

A poem by Slovak poet Michal Habaj, in John Minahane’s translation.

Faith as True and Constructive Knowledge by Katalin Mezey

In this essay, translated by Paul Sohar, Hungarian writer Katalin Mezey argues the value of prayer in times of war and the dangers of virtual reality.

Desire As a Source of Suffering and Progress by Pavla Horáková

In this essay, the award-winning Czech author, journalist, and translator Pavla Horáková considers desire and craving as a source for progress.

I translated at least 50 Native American poets by Sándor Jászberényi

Hungarian poet Gábor Gyukics talks about the various influences on his poetry which he encountered over the course of his travels and his work as a translator.

Fallen Angels by Silvester Lavrík

In this short story, schoolboys Dano & Samo try to understand desire in a world dominated by patron saints, party leaders, and Raquel Welch.

Honey by László Imre Horváth

In a scene from Flavius’ history, Marcus Atius welcomes a party traveling with the body of Aristobulus seeking honey to preserve the corpse.