The story of an ageing pub brawler whose life is reduced to false mantras and empty rituals. An escalating plot, an engrossing narrative pace – and a finale that is, in its tragedy, actually funny.
The End of Punk in Helsinki is undoubtedly Rudiš’s best novel (...) “punk- rock” successor to Hrabal, he has now found a new position: he comments melancholically and sarcastically on the disillusionment of an aging punk, but the observations, lively dialogue and odd characters are framed by a solid plot with troubled fates for the protagonists.
The Ministry has allocated more than €38,000 for 23 translations of Czech literature.
The award for foreign language books is organised by the Mayakovsky Library in St Petersburg.
The 17th annual literary festival will take place from 1st July to 4th August.
The acclaimed Czech sci-fi novel was published in English in 2015.
Sára Vybíralová won the Jiří Orten Award for Trigger, Markéta Baňková won the Czech Book Award for Triviality.
The annual awards for children’s and young adult books were announced on 29 April.
František Muzika (1900–1974) Painter, graphic designer, illustrator, typographer, stage designer. A pupil of Vratislav Nechleba and Ja...
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About the competition Since the establishment of the Museum of Czech Literature (PNP), books as well as rare archive material have for...
History of the Brno Biennial Inaugurated in 1963, the International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno is one of the oldest and most i...