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

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

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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Lucie Faulerová has won the EU Prize for Literature

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 shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature and for Magnesia Litera

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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Rave reviews in the UK for „My Brother the Messiah“—a dystopia by Martin Vopěnka

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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History in Contemporary Czech Literature: Marek Toman in Munich, Germany

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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In love with Bhutan: Tereza Boučková’s first literary travelogue

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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Prose and poetry by Sylva Fischerová

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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Lucie Faulerová has written her second novel

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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Surviving Civilisation: new travelogue by Martin Vopěnka

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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