#hungary

Fiction
Murder in the 17th District by Tibor Noé Kiss

In this short story by Hungarian writer Tibor Noé Kiss, a woman comes to terms with her mother’s death, while looking back on a mysterious chapter of her love life.

Fiction
The Last Fling by Koppány Zsolt Nagy

When his wife leaves for a business trip, Géza enters into a passionate love affair with a flexible and rubber-lined companion.

Poetry
Admonitions by Lili Hanna Seres

A poem by Hungarian poet Lili Hanna Seres, in Timea Sipos’s translation.

Fiction
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.

Non-Fiction
In War’s Orbit by Diána Vonnák

Written before Russia’s invasion, Hungarian writer Diána Vonnák explores the lives sucked into the Russo-Ukrainian war since 2014.

Non-Fiction
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.

Fiction
Landscapes of Desire by George Szirtes

George Szirtes introduces our poets, and considers the topography of craving and its synonyms; the terrain, landmarks, and boundaries.

Fiction
Another God by Ágnes Gurubi

In this novel excerpt, a woman involved in an affair ponders the ways in which the shadows of the past hang over the cravings of the present.

Fiction
Eszter’s Garden by Ákos Győrffy

An excerpt from a forthcoming novel, Ákos Győrffy offers a portrait of an anxious mind seeking refuge from the turmoil of the world in his illusive cravings.