New books in translation

Cobain’s Followers

Miroslav Pech
Trans. Mirosław Śmigielski Polish

A bestselling cult novella of Czechs in their thirties by a young Bukowski from Bohemia.

New books in translation
The Year of the Rooster
Tereza Boučková
Trans. Olga Czernikow Polish
The Well at Morning
Bohuslav Reynek
Trans. Justin Quinn English
Stern’s Attempt to Love
David Zábranský
Trans. Kepa Uharte Spanish
Good Night, Sweet Dreams
Jiří Kratochvil
Trans. Elena López Buixaderas Spanish
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The Year of the Rooster
Tereza Boučková
Trans. Olga Czernikow Polish
The Well at Morning
Bohuslav Reynek
Trans. Justin Quinn English
Stern’s Attempt to Love
David Zábranský
Trans. Kepa Uharte Spanish
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The Child in the Mist
Martin Goffa
 2017 Jiří Marek Award for best crime novel
Augustin Zimmermann
Zuzana Kultánová
 2017 Jiří Orten Award
The Rainstick
Jiří Hájíček
 2017 Czech Book Award
Kooki
Tereza Ščerbová
 2017 Golden Ribbon Award – Art section: Literature for older children and youth
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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
MF Dnes
Tereza Boučková
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
MF Dnes
It sounds like a cliché, and in itself it isn’t enough to win him laurels, but there really is no-one in this country who writes like Zábranský. That’s why I follow him. After all, openly elitist authors have never had an easy time of it in the Czech lands, and Zábranský is one such example par excellence.
—Petra Hůlová
Respekt
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
Jiří Hájíček
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
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
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