New books in translation

Mondschein

Ondřej Štindl
Trans. Gábor Hanzelik Hungarian

An unsettling vision of a world after an unspecified catastrophe, offering an original and suspenseful story about the search for human identity and the functioning of human society.

New books in translation
A Kingdom of Souls
Daniela Hodrová
Trans. Borbála Csoma Hungarian
Into Darkness
Anna Bolavá
Trans. Agata Wróbel Polish
Cobain’s Followers
Miroslav Pech
Trans. Mirosław Śmigielski Polish
The Year of the Rooster
Tereza Boučková
Trans. Olga Czernikow Polish
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A Kingdom of Souls
Daniela Hodrová
Trans. Borbála Csoma Hungarian
Into Darkness
Anna Bolavá
Trans. Agata Wróbel Polish
Cobain’s Followers
Miroslav Pech
Trans. Mirosław Śmigielski Polish
Award-winning booksMore>
A Sensitive Person
Jáchym Topol
 2017 State Award for Literature
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
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It would be a shame to be afraid of Daniela Hodrová. With her prose, the reader is plunged into a pleasant, stationary timelessness. For the writer, capturing the feelings of the characters is much more important than strictly observing the ticking away of the hours. In this respect, and in others, she resembles the English writer Virginia Woolf, who found inspiration in another noisy European metropolis, London.
—Klára Kolářová
Reflex
Daniela Hodrová
It would be a shame to be afraid of Daniela Hodrová. With her prose, the reader is plunged into a pleasant, stationary timelessness. For the writer, capturing the feelings of the characters is much more important than strictly observing the ticking away of the hours. In this respect, and in others, she resembles the English writer Virginia Woolf, who found inspiration in another noisy European metropolis, London.
—Klára Kolářová
Reflex
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
The Devil’s Workshop is a miracle of compression, its scope greater than ought to be possible for a book of its length. It should help to cement Jáchym Topol’s reputation as one of the most original and compelling European voices at work today.
—Daniel Medin
Times Literary Supplement
Jáchym Topol
The Devil’s Workshop is a miracle of compression, its scope greater than ought to be possible for a book of its length. It should help to cement Jáchym Topol’s reputation as one of the most original and compelling European voices at work today.
—Daniel Medin
Times Literary Supplement
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
NewsMore>
Czech Literary Centre grants for authors travelling to literary events in spring 2018

The deadline for applications for events taking place between 1.2.2018–14.5.2018 is 31.12.2017.

Jáchym Topol receives State Award for Literature

Topol received the the Czech Republic’s highest literary honour for his latest novel, A Sensitive Person, and his body of work.

Czech Literary Centre spring 2018 residencies

The Czech Literary Centre, a section of the Moravian Library, announces its spring 2018 (March–June) residencies in Prague and Brno.

Czech Literary Centre grants for authors travelling to literary events

The Czech Literary Centre, a section of the Moravian Library, announces its programme for the support of Czech authors travelling to literary events.

Results of the second round of 2017 translation grants from the Czech Ministry of Culture

The Ministry has allocated more than €85,000 for 39 translations of Czech literature.

Successful Czech Literary Centre residency applications announced

The CLC received 124 applications from 35 countries.

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