The novel Smrtholka (Deathmaiden) by Lucie Faulerová is the Czech winner of the 2021 European Union Prize for Literature.  The jury appreciated “the brilliantly written and non-linear narrative of the novel, which suggests a musical composition, the sensitive use of dark humour amid the heroine’s painful experiences and the courage of the young writer in…

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Lucie Faulerová‘s new novel Smrtholka (Deathmaiden) has been shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Literature 2021. The book has also been nominated for Best Work of Prose in the most prestigious Czech literary award, the Magnesia Litera, in 2021.

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Martin Vopěnka‘s novel My Brother the Messiah (Můj bratr Mesiáš) has been published in the UK to great critical acclaim. The Times credits the novel with “a gloomy, gripping, spiritual spell of its own”. According to The Lady magazine „Vopěnka created a thought provoking narrative exploring religion, politics and democracy“. The Eurolitnetwork sees in the…

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The author took part in a panel discussion in November that was organized by the Adalbert Stifter Association in Munich. The discussion was conducted in German and took place without an audience. In a conversation about his novels Neptune’s Cave and The Praise of Opportunism, Marek Toman emphasized the close connection between history and the present,…

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This work is a kind of late debut. The bestselling author, who fascinates readers with her relentlessly open autobiographical novels, has released her first travel book. With Bhutan, My Love (Bhútán, má láska), she has succeeded in writing a literary report about an adventurous journey in a country that sees little tourism. This richly illustrated…

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One of the most prominent contemporary Czech poets, Sylva Fischerová, also devotes herself to writing prose. She has published two new books – a collection of short stories entitled Thousands of Plateaus (Tisíce plošin) and a bilingual collection of poems dedicated to Prague: A Church for Smokers. Prague Poems (Kostel pro kuřáky. Pražské básně ).

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After her successful debut Lapači prachu (Dust Collectors) the author has come out with her second book – Smrtholka (Deathmaiden). The plot of this novel revolves around a deep family tragedy and its impact on the psyche of a young woman. How can life go on, after one’s sister commits suicide? The author manages to…

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The author and adventurer presents a summary of his life’s travels. On the pages of Martin Vopěnka’s latest book the reader visits places like Romania, Chile, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, the Philippines and Antarctica. The trips are far from being comfortable. Martin Vopěnka, a passionate traveller, always ventures into the wilderness, drawing the reader into the thrill of a…

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Marek Toman’s latest book The Amazing Adventures of Florentin Flowers, the Righteous Pirate in the Service of Madame L., which he created in collaboration with the illustrator Magdalena Rutová, has won a prestigious award, the Golden Ribbon, for best illustrations. The colorful pictures full of carefully worked details accompany a humorous story about survival on a…

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The author will be presenting the Spanish edition of her literary debut Dust Collectors (Atrapadores de Polvo), published by Huso, Madrid, to Spanish readers via a Zoom video conference on 5 May at 7 p.m. The online meeting organised by the Czech Center in Spain will also be attended by the owner of the Huso…

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