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An online conversation with one of Hungary's top fiction writers who knows the Middle East inside-out.

Meet and greet author, photojournalist and war correspondent Sándor Jászberényi live on
May 17, 2020, 6 PM ET
via our
Facebook page.

Sándor Jászberényi (1980) is a Middle East correspondent and one of Hungary’s top fiction writers, so we are delighted to host him as the first guest of our "literary meet & greet" sessions. This Sunday he will share his thoughts on writing, experiences on the field, the recent challenges we face, and some other topics of interest.

You can follow the discussion online and ask the author himself in the comment section, a handful out of which Jászberényi will answer in a video reaction.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet one of the most interesting figures in contemporary fiction - join us this Sunday online!


One of Hungary’s top writers, Sándor Jászberényi is an award-winning writer, war correspondent, and photojournalist. His most recent collection, "The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul: More Stories from the Middle East and Beyond" (New Europe Books, 2018) set in contemporary Cairo and Iraq, as well as Israel, London, and Hungary is about a journalist examining the lives of others even while forced to question his own assumptions and tormented by his own demons. It is translated from Hungarian by Paul Olchváry and the original, Hungarian edition won Hungary's prestigious Libri Prize in 2017.

Hungarian foreign correspondent Jászberényi ... writes with beautiful ferocity about what he’s seen and how he’s lived on his job, here situating most of his stories in the Middle East. ... Brutal but with heart, as shown by the excellent colloquial translation; highly recommended for readers of tough-minded fiction, both literary and popular.” - Library Journal

He's also the author of "The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond" (New Europe Books, 2014), which Kirkus Reviews called "a master class in how to tell a war story.”



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