New books in translation

The Zodiac Murders / Man at the Bottom

Iva Procházková
Trans. Julia Różewicz Polish

A myriad of peculiar people surface around a dead man found in a lake: from a cannabis grower to a famous architect, a promiscuous cop to a mysterious woman from Cuba.

New books in translation
The Whistling Cornet
Jiří Kahoun, Miloslav Jágr
Trans. Benoit Meunier French
The Attempt
Magdaléna Platzová
Trans. Alex Zucker English
To Disappear
Petra Soukupová
Trans. Zsuzsanna Juhászné Hahn Hungarian
The Year of the Rooster
Tereza Boučková
Trans. Elena López Buixaderas Spanish
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The Whistling Cornet
Jiří Kahoun, Miloslav Jágr
Trans. Benoit Meunier French
The Attempt
Magdaléna Platzová
Trans. Alex Zucker English
To Disappear
Petra Soukupová
Trans. Zsuzsanna Juhászné Hahn Hungarian
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>
The clever, realistic, skilfully constructed and in many ways unconventional plot is one of the best to be found in Czech detective novels in recent years.
—Pavel Mandys
Hospodářské noviny
Iva Procházková
The clever, realistic, skilfully constructed and in many ways unconventional plot is one of the best to be found in Czech detective novels in recent years.
—Pavel Mandys
Hospodářské noviny
[Aaron’s Leap] must count among the best written [books] by contemporary Czech authors . . . impressive not only for its story, but also for the scope of its reflections.
—Hans-Peter Riese
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
‘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 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.

Czech guide to Prague awarded special mention at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Illustrator Michaela Kukovičová and author Olga Černá received the special mention for This is Prague.

2016 Magnesia Litera winners announced

The two main awards go to Daniela Hodrová and Anna Bolavá.

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