New books in translation

B. Proudew

Irena Dousková
Trans. Melvyn Clarke English

This story told by a young girl who is at once smart and naive is a firm family favourite in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Central Europe.

New books in translation
Mummy Mill
Petr Stančík
Trans. Gábor Hanzelik Hungarian
A Winter Book about Love
Dora Kaprálová
Trans. Zsuzsanna Juhászné Hahn Hungarian
Love Letter in Cuneiform
Tomáš Zmeškal
Trans. Laura Angeloni Italian
Marketa Lazarová
Vladislav Vančura
Trans. Carleton Bulkin English
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Mummy Mill
Petr Stančík
Trans. Gábor Hanzelik Hungarian
A Winter Book about Love
Dora Kaprálová
Trans. Zsuzsanna Juhászné Hahn Hungarian
Love Letter in Cuneiform
Tomáš Zmeškal
Trans. Laura Angeloni Italian
Award-winning booksMore>
Triviality; A Romance in the Age of Genetics
Markéta Baňková
 2016 Czech Book Award
Trigger
Sára Vybíralová
 2016 Jiří Orten Award
New Planet
Martin Vopěnka
 2016 Golden Ribbon Award – Literary section: Literature for youth
Prisoners of the Silver Sun
Miloš Kratochvíl
 2016 Golden Ribbon Award – Literary section: Literature for children
Featured authorsMore>
Dousková is once again sarcastically witty, not only towards others, but especially towards herself. She shoots on sight, not in a mean way, but rather out of an instinct for self-preservation.
—Klára Kubičková
MF DNES
Irena Dousková
Dousková is once again sarcastically witty, not only towards others, but especially towards herself. She shoots on sight, not in a mean way, but rather out of an instinct for self-preservation.
—Klára Kubičková
MF DNES
Stančík simply enjoys himself. His novel is the type of book you want to take everywhere, enthusiastically quoting from it at every opportunity.
—Boris Hokr
Aktualne.cz
‘The Fifth Dimension’ is a weighty and at times challenging read, its themes nothing less than life, death, the universe and love. It’s absorbing, haunting and intellectually engaging throughout, with a gut-punch denouement.
—James Lovegrove
The Financial Times
Martin Vopěnka
‘The Fifth Dimension’ is a weighty and at times challenging read, its themes nothing less than life, death, the universe and love. It’s absorbing, haunting and intellectually engaging throughout, with a gut-punch denouement.
—James Lovegrove
The Financial Times
What characterizes the poetry of Ivan Wernisch most aptly is perhaps its unreliability. The author dons all sorts of masks – playful, wistful, deceptive, earthy, deferential, derisive. However, this unreliability is also connected with uncertainty and a lack of culmination, thanks to which the collection is open, attracts repeat reading and awakens a desire to let oneself be carried up once again to the heights of Wernisch’s poems and jump, even in the knowledge that someone might maliciously cut the cord of one’s parachute again.
—Markéta Kittlová
iLiteratura.cz
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2016 Authors’ Reading Month

The 17th annual literary festival will take place from 1st July to 4th August.

2016 European Literature Night in Dublin included Martin Vopěnka’s ‘The Fifth Dimension’

The acclaimed Czech sci-fi novel was published in English in 2015.

2016 Jiří Orten Award and Czech Book Award winners announced

Sára Vybíralová won the Jiří Orten Award for Trigger, Markéta Baňková won the Czech Book Award for Triviality.

2016 Golden Ribbon Awards

The annual awards for children’s and young adult books were announced on 29 April.

Petr Král wins Jean Arp Prize for francophone literature

The Czech poet accepted the award on 21 April in Strasbourg.

Feature animated film based on Czech bestseller for children

The film adaptation of Oddsockeaters by Pavel Šrut will premiere in October.

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International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno

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Illustrators

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Czech typography

Over the past two decades, the Czech Republic has witnessed an incredible boom in type design. While increased interest in typography c...