The New Hungarian Voice is a Vancouver quarterly newsletter with an ever-growing list of subscribers. The newsletter is available online as well as in hardcopy format at the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library and various Hungarian businesses and institutions. The NHV regularly includes information on local events as well as pertinent current events from Canada and Hungary. Useful reviews, editorials and information on worldwide events that relate to the community are listed. The NHV welcomes contributions to their project such as article submissions, information and personal points of view so that the NVH may become an interactive forum for all. The NHV also welcomes any information about upcoming events from all Hungarian associations in order to provide an up-to-date calendar in each issue. We would like to thank the NHV for allowing us to use some of their material on our website.
The image to the right is a link to an interview by Agnes Vashegyi-MacDonald with Tamas Dobozy, a Hungarian-Canadian writer and scholar, upon publication of his book Last Notes and Other Stories focusing on questions of identity in Canada. This interview was originally published in the fall 2007 issue of the NHV.
Still looking for the other half
Tamas Dobozy on his literary life after Siege 13
May 6, 2013
Tamas Dobozy is fascinated by four key moments in Hungarian history because of the way he thinks they continue to inform the present. He says they are four powerful elements of a history that is still very much alive today and that when he writes he is in a dialogue with that history. Dobozy’s historical “quartet” begins in 1920 and the Treaty of Trianon’s imposition of rigid restrictions on the former Austro-Hungarian empire that also re-drew Hungary’s borders. Next, it’s the Red Army’s “bloody Siege” of 1944 and the subject of Siege 13, for which he was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award and for which he also received the 2013 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Then it’s the 1956 Revolution and, finally, the fall of the Berlin wall and the resulting withdrawal of Soviet Armies from Eastern and Central Europe. “