New books in translation

To Disappear

Petra Soukupová
Trans. Zsuzsanna Juhászné Hahn Hungarian

A young author describes the trials, burdens and dramas of family life in this bestselling 2010 Magnesia Litera book of the year.

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To Speak the Truth
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The Year of the Rooster
Tereza Boučková
Trans. Elena López Buixaderas Spanish
The Žítková Goddesses
Kateřina Tučková
Trans. Borbála Stanek-Csoma Hungarian
To Speak the Truth
Josef Formánek
Trans. Martin Roscher German
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Martin Vopěnka
 2016 Golden Ribbon Award – Literary section: Literature for youth
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 2016 Golden Ribbon Award – Literary section: Literature for children
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 2016 Golden Ribbon Award – Comics for children and youth
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 2016 Golden Ribbon Award – Literary section: Non-fiction for children and youth
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Soukupová has demonstrated an all-round literary talent: from the book’s overall structure through to sketching out particular situations, to one-liners. She has a precise vocabulary, a terse but functional style, and she can see into the heads of children as well as men and women. When she is writing she is obviously enjoying herself.
—Radim Kopáč
Týdeník Rozhlas
Petra Soukupová
Soukupová has demonstrated an all-round literary talent: from the book’s overall structure through to sketching out particular situations, to one-liners. She has a precise vocabulary, a terse but functional style, and she can see into the heads of children as well as men and women. When she is writing she is obviously enjoying herself.
—Radim Kopáč
Týdeník Rozhlas
Boučková stops each of her characters in front of the abyss of pathos and heart-rending cries, she leaves them to sober up from the first, deepest cut of sadness and throws them into another life.
—Klára Kubíčkova
iDnes
‘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 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.

Two Czech novels on the Reading Europe list published in The Guardian

The list of Europe’s best novels by independent UK publishers was compiled by Dedalus Books.

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