GYÖRGY VARGA (Budapest, 1954), literary historian, lived as a free lance translator of Václav Havel and other Czech writers, and made personal contacts early on with the Czech underground opposition of the 1970s and 1980s. He wrote extensively on Czech culture, and in the thawing Hungarian situation he became Budapest correspondent of the Czech Section of Radio Free Europe (1988–90). Hungary’s new democratic Prime Minister József Antall sent him as his envoy in Prague (1990–late 1995). He worked as a free lance writer again in 1996–98, but in 1998–2000 he became a Director in the Hungarian Minsitry of Foreign Affairs, then Head Consul in Kassa (Kosice, Slovakia) in 2002–2004. In 2005–2010 he was in charge of the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Prague, and he works in Budapest at the MFA at the moment.