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Under the Snow

Petra Soukupová
Trans. Julia Różewicz Polish

Caustic, ironic and highly readable prose about those universal themes — family and relationships.

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Petr Stančík
Trans. Mirosław Śmigielski Polish
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Josef Škvorecký
Trans. Andrzej S. Jagodziňski Polish
Burying the Season
Antonín Bajaja
Trans. David Short English
Case Closed
Patrik Ouředník
Trans. Alessandro Catalano Italian
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Mummy Mill
Petr Stančík
Trans. Mirosław Śmigielski Polish
Dvořák in Love
Josef Škvorecký
Trans. Andrzej S. Jagodziňski Polish
Burying the Season
Antonín Bajaja
Trans. David Short English
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The Rainstick
Jiří Hájíček
 2016 Lidové Noviny Book of the Year
Aviaries
Zuzana Brabcová
 2016 Josef Škvorecký Award
Treasons
Petr Král
 2016 State Award for Literature
Vertigo
Patrik Girgle
 2016 Knižní Klub Literary Prize
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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
Stančík simply enjoys himself. His novel is the type of book you want to take everywhere, enthusiastically quoting from it at every opportunity.
—Boris Hokr
Aktualne.cz
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
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
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Call for Submissions: 2017 Susanna Roth Award

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Catalogue of the best Czech books for children and young adults published

The selection of 53 titles released in 2015/2016 is available for free in English.

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