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 of the Holocaust; it covers the time afterwards instead and confronts readers with events that are little known.

Published in 2023, the book has been labelled the “best book of the year” by critics.