László Végel

is a novelist, essayist and playwright living in Novi Sad. His books include a fictional diary on the war in Serbia (Exterritórium, 2000) and a volume of essays on life as a member of a national minority (Hontalan esszék, 2003).


The playwright and essayist László Végel writes despairingly on Serbian politics as a member of the Hungarian minority in Vojvodina, northern Serbia. Despite vigorous campaigning in Vojvodina by Viktor Orbán (leader of Hungary’s centre-right Fidesz party), ethnic Hungarians in Serbia have been abandoning the minority parties and voting for the more liberal, Belgrade-based parties in Serbia. At the same time, they unconditionally support the Right in Hungary itself.

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