Panel is a 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. Budapest plays an important part in the life of the magazine and remains a source of inspiration for writers and editors alike.
Jennifer Walker is a British-Hungarian writer, who has lived and worked in the UK, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Georgia, and India. Her sordid past includes a PhD in physics, but has has since thrown caution to the wind and works as a writer full time. She sells her soul as a copywriter to an ad agency by day, but also freelances by authoring guidebooks and writing articles for Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Oxford Dictionaries, airline magazines, news outlets, and online publications, but she still manages to sneak in a bit of fiction here and there. She also worked as a co-editor for the LA-based literary magazine, Falling Star Magazine.
Masha Kamenetskaya was born in St.Petersburg and for 3 years now has been living in Budapest. She is a journalist, editor and a writer. Her short fiction pieces have been published in various magazines online and in print, and in several anthologies. She writes both in Russian and in English. Now she works on a short stories series, inspired by Budapest.
Maria GyarmatiArt director
Maria Gyarmati is a Hungary based interactive media and visual artist. She builds her projects based on documentaries and contemporary dance mixed with modern technologies. Also she is working on paintings, using different art practices. Her works are elegant, emotional or surreal. Gyarmati’s works are presented at several Exhibitions and Museums around the world, such as Contemporary Venice, Venice, Italy, Brural Crossroads, New York, USA, Hungarian Museum of Ethnography, Budapest, Hungary, and others.
Matt Henderson EllisEditor at Large
Matt Henderson Ellis is the author of Keeping Bedlam at Bay in the Prague Cafe. He works with other writers as an editor at Wordpill Editing and as an instructor at the Budapest Writers' Lab.
Eszter Fruzsina NagyPhotographer and contributing editor
Eszter is a self-taught artist and photographer from Budapest, whose works have been influenced by music, performance art and poetry. As a part of her English degree, Eszter took a course in journalism, which sparked her interest in writing and learning about the stories of individuals. Eszter has contributed to Panel as an artist since its first issue.