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Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of The Continental Literary Magazine's first issue, Prejudice, with Sándor Jászberényi, Marie Iljasenko, and Judith Newman.
The Continental Literary Magazine: Prejudice
The Continental Literary Magazine is a quarterly English-language literary magazine launched by the Petőfi Cultural Agency. The magazine focuses on the literature of Central Europe with the aim of creating a platform for contemporary Hungarian and Central European fiction writers to stake out their place in the English-reading world and, in particular, the North American literary market.
In its first issue, Prejudice, The Continental Literary Magazine fights prejudice by offering readers a diverse array of individual stories. It fosters a dialogue on this sensitive and sometimes embarrassing subject and breaks taboos. It shows that prejudice is a problem which we must all face and that our prejudices can, perhaps, be shed.
Judith Newman (born 1961) is an American journalist and author. She writes about entertainment, relationships, parenthood, business, books, science, and popular culture. Her work has run through more than fifty publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Harper's, The Wall Street Journal, Allure (where she served as Contributing Editor) and Vogue. Newman's books include the memoirs You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: The Diary of a New (Older) Mother and To Siri With Love.
Marie Iljasenko was born in 1983 in Kyiv, Ukraine, into a family of Czech-Polish descent. Her family moved to Czechoslovakia in 1992. She graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature and Russian Studies from Charles University in Prague. Her first collection of poems Osip míří na jih (‘Osip is Heading to the South’) was published in 2015 and nominated for the Magnesia Litera Prize in the category Discovery of the Year. Her poem 'come closer' is featured in the inaugural issue of The Continental.
Sándor Jászerényi is the author of The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul: More Stories from the Middle East and Beyond (New Europe Books, forthcoming January 2019) and The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond (New Europe, 2014). In 2017 he received Hungary’s Libri Literary Prize. As a correspondent and photojournalist for Hungarian news sites, he has covered the conflict with Islamic State, unrest in Ukraine, the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, the Darfur crisis, the Huthi uprising in Yemen, and the Gaza War. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine