Case Closed is filled with all the expected elements of a thriller but soon reveals itself as a wily and sophisticated parable about the dangers of language itself.
Touching on subjects and events as disparate as the invention of the bra, Barbie dolls, Scientology, eugenics, the Internet, war, genocide and concentration camps, [Europeana] unspools in a relentless monotone that becomes unexpectedly engaging, even frightening.
The New York Times Book Review
The award aims to put the spotlight on European contemporary fiction.
The English-German publication features 40 Czech books from 2016.
The prestigious Czech literary award has announced its nominations for 2017.
The Ministry has allocated more than €210,000 for 90 translations of Czech literature.
The German premiere of Nationalstrasse took place on 29th January at the Bremen Municipal Theatre.
The annual awards are for Czech authors and illustrators of children’s books.
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