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News | 7. 6. 2017

Online journal seeks Czech stories in English translation

Underpass.co is an online journal for modern literature in translation.

News | 5. 4. 2017

Apply for residencies in Prague and Brno organised by the Czech Literary Centre

The residencies are for foreign writers, translators, critics and literary scholars.

News | 29. 3. 2017

The Czech Republic guest of honour at the 2019 Leipzig Book Fair

Minister of Culture, Daniel Herman, signed the agreement confirming the Czech Republic as the guest of honour.

Awards,News | 23. 3. 2017

Czech authors Bellová, Maňák and Šindelka nominated for EU Prize for Literature

The award aims to put the spotlight on European contemporary fiction.

News | 23. 3. 2017

Bilingual ‘New Czech Literature’ brochure published

The English-German publication features 40 Czech books from 2016.

Awards,News | 22. 3. 2017

Magnesia Litera nominations revealed

The prestigious Czech literary award has announced its nominations for 2017.

News | 3. 2. 2017

German play and Czech film of Jaroslav Rudiš’s ‘National Avenue’

The German premiere of Nationalstrasse took place on 29th January at the Bremen Municipal Theatre.

Awards,News | 1. 2. 2017

2016 Czech IBBY Honour Lists

The annual awards are for Czech authors and illustrators of children’s books.

News | 9. 1. 2017

New centre for Czech literature in Prague

Diplomat, translator and journalist, Petr Janyška, was chosen as the director of the České literární centrum (Czech Literary Centre).

News | 5. 1. 2017

Jiří Hájíček in the Best European Fiction 2017 anthology

Short stories featured in the book receive international media coverage and are included in a number of readings in the US and Europe.

Awards,News | 7. 12. 2016

Josef Škvorecký Award for Zuzana Brabcová’s ‘Aviaries’

Brabcová’s last novel was published posthumously to widespread critical acclaim.

News | 10. 11. 2016

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.

News | 24. 10. 2016

New additions to Karolinum’s Modern Czech Classics series

An English translation of Ladislav Fuks’, The Cremator, has just been published as a new addition to the series.

News | 28. 9. 2016

US feature ‘live-animation’ film of Hrabal’s Too Loud a Solitude seeks support

Actor Paul Giamatti will lend his voice to the novella’s main character Hanta.

News | 27. 9. 2016

The Czech Republic at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

The focus of the Czech national stand this year is Václav Havel.

News | 15. 9. 2016

Feature film adaptation of Jiří Hájíček’s The Green Horse Rustlers

The film about frenzied illegal prospectors for the mineral moldavite premiered on 8th September.

News | 5. 9. 2016

English anthology of contemporary Czech speculative fiction released

The freely available e-book contains 10 stories by some of the best Czech sci-fi and fantasy authors.

News | 29. 8. 2016

Magdaléna Platzová and Tomáš Zmeškal at the Brooklyn Book Festival

The Czech authors will be speaking at events on 18th September.

Contests,News | 1. 8. 2016

Winners of the 2016 Susanna Roth Award announced

More than 130 contestants from 12 countries entered the competition for beginner translators.

News | 15. 6. 2016

2016 Authors’ Reading Month

The 17th annual literary festival will take place from 1st July to 4th August.

News | 2. 6. 2016

European Literature Night in Dublin included Martin Vopěnka’s ‘The Fifth Dimension’

The acclaimed Czech sci-fi novel was published in English in 2015.

News | 13. 4. 2016

Feature animated film based on Czech bestseller for children

The film adaptation of Oddsockeaters by Pavel Šrut will premiere in October.

News | 31. 3. 2016

Two Czech novels on the Reading Europe list published in The Guardian

The list of Europe’s best novels by independent UK publishers was compiled by Dedalus Books.

Invitation,News | 15. 3. 2016

The Czech Republic at the 2016 Leipzig Book Fair

Authors Jaroslav Rudiš, Petr Stančík, Milena Slavická, Jiří Dvořák and Jiří Padevět will present their latest books.

News | 8. 3. 2016

Radka Denemarková in The Guardian

The newspaper has published an excerpt from her latest novel, A Contribution to the History of Joy, translated by Julia and Peter Sherwood.

News | 12. 2. 2016

The Czech Republic will be the guest of honour at the 2019 Leipzig Book Fair

This will be the first time since 1995.

News | 12. 1. 2016

Pluh agency in 2015

In 2015, the literary agency closed 30 translation rights deals with publishers around the world.

News | 11. 1. 2016

The Czech Book Award: an overview

In the four years since it was established, the award has helped publish ten translations in five languages.

News | 15. 10. 2015

Support for publishing Czech literature abroad in 2015/2016

The deadline for grant applications is on 15 November 2015.

News | 13. 10. 2015

Czech literature in The Missing Slate

Extracts from novels by Jáchym Topol and Hana Andronikova featured in the Central European Issue of the online journal.

Invitation,News | 12. 10. 2015

Budapest Transfer International Festival

Marie Iljašenko, Pavel Maurer and Viktor Faktor from the Czech Republic will take part in the festival which begins on 15th October.

News | 7. 10. 2015

The Czech Republic at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair

This year, the Czech stand at the international fair will be organised by the Moravian Library in Brno.

Audio,News | 21. 9. 2015

Czech poet J. H. Krchovský on Lyrikline

Eleven of Krchovský’s poems are available in a number of languages on the German website, including German, French and Polish.

News | 11. 8. 2015

Three Czech books to be published in Filipino

The first will be a selection of poetry by Nobel Prize winning Czech poet Jaroslav Seifert.

News | 15. 7. 2015

Petr Bezruč in Asymptote

Three poems translated by Jacob A. Bennett appear in the July issue of the online journal.

News | 12. 7. 2015

Václav Cílek’s ‘To Breathe With Birds’ one of The Guardian’s best holiday reads of 2015

To Breathe With Birds was published this year by University of Pennsylvania Press and translated by Evan W. Mellander.

News | 15. 6. 2015

Literarischer Lenz in Centrope literary festival

Czech authors Kateřina Rudčenková and Martin Reiner took part in the eighth annual festival in Vienna.

News | 20. 5. 2015

M.Szczygiel establishes a series of books by Czech authors

The first to be published is Čapek’s The Absolute at Large.

News | 3. 5. 2015

European Literature Night 2015 — Celebrating Literature from Across the Continent

Kateřina Tučková, Jan Němec and Xavier Baumaxa will be featured at the events.

News | 9. 2. 2015

The Czech Ministry of Culture has published a new bilingual booklet on contemporary Czech literature

New Czech Fiction is being published in English and German for the fourth time.

News | 4. 11. 2014

Czech prose in Words Without Borders

The November issue of Words Without Borders, guest edited by translator Alex Zucker, is on contemporary Czech prose.

News | 3. 8. 2014

The Czech Agosto Foundation supports cultural projects and organises residency programmes

Established in 2013, the Agosto Foundation offers residency programmes near Tábor.

News | 24. 7. 2014

Bohemists experienced Czech literature with a Moravian twist

Translators, academics and friends of Czech literature met in the Czech Republic from 16-21.7.