Helen Fogarassy is a writer of edgy fiction about the driving passions. Her novels, short stories and articles center on Hungary and Somalia, the American Midwest and East Coast, the United Nations and the global advancement of good will.
Born in Hungary and raised in the North American Midwest, New York-based Fogarassy has a broad world view shaped by her young years as a refugee and, later, by her privileged life as an American and her 20-year association with the United Nations.
Mission Improbable, her work on Somalia, is based on a nine-month stint with the United Nations as an editor routing news to the world from an enclosed compound during the 1994 intervention.
The Light of a Destiny Dark, her novel about Hungary, is based on a memoir about the 1956 revolution.
The Midas Maze, her novel about the United Nations, is an entertaining romp through its world-wide bureaucratic labyrinth.
The transition of the 2008 U.S. election and its cracking of glass ceilings in race and gender were of particular interest to Fogarassy. A series of articles written during the campaign from the United Nations perspective is shortly to be released in book form. Representative titles include:
In short works and long, in print and on the web, Fogarassy is a unique voice in international relations and cross-cultural exchange. On both international and local levels, her work not only entertains but expands the individual experience of an increasingly interdependent world where the new frontier of human challenge is to know and accept neighbors across differing cultures.