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/11. August 2014/ - News

Prague 10 is preparing an exhibition of unique photographs by Karel Čapek

Photographs and letters found in Karel Čapek's villa will be on display in Prague 10 in September.

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/3. August 2014/ - News

The Czech Agosto Foundation supports cultural projects and organises residency programmes

Established last year, the Agosto Foundation offers residency programmes near Tábor.

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/24. July 2014/ - Photo story

Bohemists experienced Czech literature with a Moravian twist

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

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/10. July 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Josef Škvorecký Award: longlist

The jury of the 8th annual literary award led by Vladimír Karfík has nominated 15 titles.

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/4. July 2014/ - News

Jan Němec's Dějiny světla: English excerpt and reviews

An excerpt from the 2014 Czech Book Award winner is now available in English.

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/27. June 2014/ - Invitation

The 15th Annual Authors' Reading Month

A series of daily events from 1.7. to 3.8.2014, Scotland is the guest of honour.

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/24. June 2014/ - News

The 2014 Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) world conference

A selection of literary papers presented at the conference in Plzeň from 29 June-5 July, 2014.

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/9. June 2014/ - News

Carolinum Press is preparing an English translation of Kde život náš je v půli se svou poutí

Translator Alex Zucker has been awarded a residency at the Banff International Literary Translation Centre to work on the novella by Josef Jedlička.

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/4. June 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Notable awards presented in May and June

Including the Revolver Revue Prize, Plzeň Award and awards from last month not included in our previous report

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/2. June 2014/ - Invitation

The 4th summer Knihex fair in the second half of June

The open air fair for readers and independent publishers will take place on 22.6. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Prague riverfront.

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International

/29. August 2014/ - Grants, scholarships...

Creative Europe: Literary translation grants (results)

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) announced the results of their March 2014 call for proposals.

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/21. August 2014/ - Grants, scholarships...

Richard Weiner's Hra doopravdy awarded 2014 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant

The novel translated by Benjamin Paloff will be the first work by Weiner to appear in English.

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/12. August 2014/ - News

Open Letter Books is preparing a volume on renowned translator Michael Henry Heim

Czech authors translated by Michael Henry Heim, who passed away in 2012, include Neruda, Hrabal and Kundera.

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/7. August 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Prague author nominated for the Guardian's Not-the-Booker Prize

Cairo by Prague-based author, Louis Armand, has been voted onto the shortlist for this year’s Not-the-Booker Prize.

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/6. August 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Nominees for the Polish Angelus 2014 Award include four Czech authors

Emil Hakl, Jaroslav Rudiš, Martin Šmaus and Jáchym Topol are in the semifinal of the prestigious Polish award.

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/15. July 2014/ - News

Dalkey Archive are accepting submissions for their Best European Fiction collection

English translations of short stories from any European language have to be submitted by 15 August 2014.

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/25. June 2014/ - Invitation

Cabaret Hrabal: Marking the Centenary of Bohumil Hrabal

An evening of literary experimentation and innovation in London

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/20. June 2014/ - News

Patrik Linhart awarded literary residency in Wales

The Czech writer and translator was selected from 23 applicants to spend September in Aberystwyth.

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/19. June 2014/ - Obituaries

American Slavist William E. Harkins dies aged 92

The Professor Emeritus of the Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University was one of the first American scholars to promote Czech studies.

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/17. June 2014/ - News

Comic book story of Antonín Dvořák's life exhibited in the Netherlands

The exhibition about the Czech composer's life and work is on display in Beverwijk from 14.6. to 16.7.

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