The poet, novelist and dramatist Petr Stančík considers reality to be an illusion, which can be created. In his books he presents a blend of facts, phantasmagoria, mystery and pleasures of life. Readers as well as literary critics love Stančík’s unique universe of fiction. He is the author of more than twenty books, across a wide range of genres: novels, poetry, historical studies and children’s literature.
For his novel Mummy Mill the author received the prestigious Magnesia Litera Award in 2015. His sci-fi adventure for young readers, H2O and the Secret Water Mission, has been awarded the Golden Ribbon for best children’s literature in 2018.
Born in 1968, Stančík studied directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Today he devotes himself exclusively to writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters near Prague.
It’s not easy these days to get children to read or leaf through books due to stiff competition from computers, mobile phones and iPads. However, the book H2O and the Secret Water Mission has been conceived in such a modern way that it might just succeed.