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Burying the Season

Antonín Bajaja
Trans. David Short English

Burying the Season is an affectionate, multi-layered account of small town life in central Europe beginning in the early 1930s and ending in the 21st Century.

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Marek Toman
Trans. Andrzej Babuchowski Polish
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Case Closed
Patrik Ouředník
Trans. Alessandro Catalano Italian
The Head in the Head
David Böhm, Ondřej Buddeus
Trans. Doris Kouba German
The Shocking Story of the Terrible Murder of Šimon Abeles
Marek Toman
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Zuzana Brabcová
 2016 Josef Škvorecký Award
Treasons
Petr Král
 2016 State Award for Literature
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Patrik Girgle
 2016 Knižní Klub Literary Prize
Captive
Pavel Renčín
 2016 Academy of Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror Award – Best original Czech or Slovak book
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[Growing Wild] is a work of magic realism, in which reality and myth fade one into the other in a world of giddy depths. Told in a language of great purity, besides secrets and passion Bajaja's novel contains a liberating humour which is often invoked by the absurdity of exaggeration. An extraordinary work!
—Jan Schneider
MF Dnes
Antonín Bajaja
[Growing Wild] is a work of magic realism, in which reality and myth fade one into the other in a world of giddy depths. Told in a language of great purity, besides secrets and passion Bajaja's novel contains a liberating humour which is often invoked by the absurdity of exaggeration. An extraordinary work!
—Jan Schneider
MF Dnes
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
Zuzana Brabcová’s [Ceilings] is a literary event, a work on the fringes which is extraordinary in its condensed and poetic style. It is, at least for me, the literary event of the past year and beyond.
—Petr. A Bílek
Respekt
Zuzana Brabcová
Zuzana Brabcová’s [Ceilings] is a literary event, a work on the fringes which is extraordinary in its condensed and poetic style. It is, at least for me, the literary event of the past year and beyond.
—Petr. A Bílek
Respekt
It is our blindness, existential blindness which makes the world around us so mysterious. In his discreet way, Petr Král lifts the veil.
—Milan Kundera
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