Panel is a new magazine of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and the arts, currently being produced in Central and Eastern Europe and originally written in English or translated into English. Panel Magazine began to incubate in Budapest, where the core of its editorial staff and many of its contributors live. The magazine has 3 issues per year. I quote the following sentences from the new issue:
Istvan Orosz's novel Chess on The Island has not yet been translated into English, though it's available in Russian, and soon in Slovakian and Italian. The novel, which is neither purely documentary, nor entirely fiction, takes place on the island of Capri, where future key members of the Bolshevik party and, later, the revolution, met to play chess. Here, Panel publishes an exclusive translation of one chapter of this novel, with a follow-up interview with Istvan Orosz.
The interview was made by Masha Kamenetskaya, the excerpt from the novel Chess on the Island was translated by Patrick Mullowney. Thanks for them. Please click here to read the new issue of the Panel. (The photo below was produced at the presentation of the new issue of Panel magazine at Massolit Books & Café in Budapest.)