Eli Beneš: winner of the 2024 Magnesia Litera Award

Prague Literary Agency’s new author, Eli Beneš, has won the prestigious Czech Magnesia Litera Award for Best Fiction. His novel The Slight Loss of Loneliness was chosen as “Debut of the Year”. This compelling account of the return from Auschwitz to post-war Prague reflects historical events with great accuracy. It is not just another reappraisal…

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Marek Toman at the Leipzig Book Fair

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The Amazing Adventures of Florentin Flowers, the Righteous Pirate in the Service of Madame L.: The German edition of the children‘s book by Marek Toman and Magdalena Rutová will be presented at the Leipzig Book Fair on 24 March. The humorous pirate adventure for readers from 9 years old is also about the love for…

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Sylva Fischerová presents her writing in English translation

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Prague’s first official city poet and writer, Sylva Fischerová, read a selection from her writing for an English speaking audience. The event took place in the evening of 12 October at the Globe, an English-language bookstore in the heart of Prague. In addition to some of her poems, Sylva Fischerová read also a short story from…

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Lucie Faulerová to present her book internationally

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To introduce her book Deathmaiden (Smrtholka) in translation, Lucie Faulerová has been invited to events and book festivals in Germany, Spain, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia and Slovenia. The Czech Center in Egypt has presented the Arabic translation of the novel. The book has been translated into eleven languages so far.

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Petr Stančík at the Leipzig Bookfair

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German readers can meet Petr Stančík twice at the upcoming Leipzig Bookfair: He will present his children‘s book H2O and The Secret Water Mission in German translation (H2O und die geheime Wassermission) on Friday, 28 April, at 16:30 (hall 3, stand B200). The book’s illustrator Galina Miklínová will also be there to to get the audience…

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Marka Míková presents her books in USA and Canada

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The children’s book author Marka Míková is touring the USA and Canada in April. The puppeteer and musician is introducing her books Roches and Jinks and The Coat and the Handbag to an audience of kids. Her stops are: Chicago, Lincoln, Boston, Toronto and Calgary.

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Petr Stančík’s new novel presented in Germany

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Petr Stančík presented his latest novel Pravomil in German translation (Die Verjährung) at the German-Czech Culture Festival in Bremen. Stančík’s picaresque novel is inspired by the true story of war hero Pravomil Raichl (1921-2002). Pravomil experiences the eventful history of the 20th century, from the interwar years, via Gestapo interrogations, to the hell of the…

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Selected for The White Ravens Catalogue 2022

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One more honour for the book Kabát a kabelka (Coat and Handbag), by Marka Míková and Galina Miklínová: it has been included in The White Ravens catalogue 2022, which recommends new children’s and youth books deserving worldwide attention. The White Ravens is a widely aknowledged annual overview of exceptional and innovative books from all around…

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Marka Míková, Galina Miklínová: prestigious award for best children’s literature

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A coat and a handbag fall in love: this tender and slightly crazy story for children from six years, written by Marka Míková, illustrated by Galina Miklínová, has won the prestigious Czech Magnesia Litera Award for best children‘s literature. Kabát a kabelka (The Coat and the Handbag) draws readers into an exciting adventure on empty…

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Augustin Zimmermann by Zuzana Kultánová: presentation in Spain

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Zuzana Kultánová will be presenting the Spanish edition of her literary debut Augustin Zimmermann, published by La Navaja Suiza, to Spanish readers on 30 March. The presentation in the independent bookstore Tipos Infames in Madrid is supported by the Czech Literary Center and the Czech Center in Spain. In her novel Augustin Zimmermann the author…

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