New books in translation

Aberrant

Marek Šindelka
Trans. Nathan Fields English

A multifaceted work that mixes and mashes together a variety of genres and styles to create a heady concoction of crime story, horror story, ecological revenge fantasy, and Siberian shamanism.

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Case Closed
Patrik Ouředník
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch
The Hideout
Egon Hostovský
Trans. Fern Long English
The Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Denica Dabizheva Bulgarian
A Contribution to the History of Joy
Radka Denemarková
Trans. Olga Czernikow Polish
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Case Closed
Patrik Ouředník
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch
The Hideout
Egon Hostovský
Trans. Fern Long English
The Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Denica Dabizheva Bulgarian
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The Lake
Bianca Bellová
 2017 European Union Prize for Literature
Material Fatigue
Marek Šindelka
 2017 Magnesia Litera – Prose
Deformatory
Daniela Fischerová
 2016 IBBY Honour List
The Rainstick
Jiří Hájíček
 2016 Lidové Noviny Book of the Year
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Hats off for this intelligently written and elaborate book, bringing together ten well-chosen texts which undoubtedly deserve to be called short stories. In it Marek Šindelka demonstrates that this prose form does not have to be – as many writers mistakenly believe – only a skilfully related record of an entertaining anecdote from life, but also a distinctive form of literary thinking and a linguistically refined testimony.
—Pavel Janoušek
Tvar
Marek Šindelka
Hats off for this intelligently written and elaborate book, bringing together ten well-chosen texts which undoubtedly deserve to be called short stories. In it Marek Šindelka demonstrates that this prose form does not have to be – as many writers mistakenly believe – only a skilfully related record of an entertaining anecdote from life, but also a distinctive form of literary thinking and a linguistically refined testimony.
—Pavel Janoušek
Tvar
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.
—Anderson Tepper
The New York Times Book Review
The imagery of Bianca Bellová’s ‘Dead Man’ is fascinating, it pulses with its own language. Despite its fierceness, the text is organised and under control. From the first sentence the reader is hooked.
—Jáchym Topol
Lidové noviny
Bianca Bellová
The imagery of Bianca Bellová’s ‘Dead Man’ is fascinating, it pulses with its own language. Despite its fierceness, the text is organised and under control. From the first sentence the reader is hooked.
—Jáchym Topol
Lidové noviny
Rustic Baroque is one of those quiet, unassuming novels that sneaks up on you; the kind of book that draws you in and bears you along easily and languidly and then turns, just at the right moment, and very politely kicks you in the gut.
—Booktrust
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Apply for residencies in Prague and Brno organised by the Czech Literary Centre

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The Czech Republic guest of honour at the 2019 Leipzig Book Fair

Minister of Culture, Daniel Herman, signed the agreement confirming the Czech Republic as the guest of honour.

Czech authors Bellová, Maňák and Šindelka nominated for EU Prize for Literature

The award aims to put the spotlight on European contemporary fiction.

Bilingual ‘New Czech Literature’ brochure published

The English-German publication features 40 Czech books from 2016.

Magnesia Litera nominations revealed

The prestigious Czech literary award has announced its nominations for 2017.

Results of the first round of 2017 translation grants from the Czech Ministry of Culture

The Ministry has allocated more than €210,000 for 90 translations of Czech literature.

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