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Povidky: Short Stories by Czech Women

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This collection brings together authors of different generations, styles and backgrounds. These Czech women express their multiple perspectives on social and intimate issues with sometimes biting, sometimes gentle, insight into human nature.

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/20. April 2014/ - News

This is Miroslav Šašek!

The first Czech exhibition to display the most famous Czech illustrator in the world.

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/20. April 2014/ - News

Painter and writer Gertrude Gruberová-Goepfertová is 90 years old

The artist, poet and prose writer (born 1924) completed her secondary education in 1943 and worked in a Kyov glassworks under Totaleinsatz until 1945.

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/20. April 2014/ - Invitation

Goethe autumn with Czech literature

Mariánské Lázně festival invites authors and publishers to present books, and the public to vote on their favourites.

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/20. April 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Albatros judges competition and awards annual prizes

Albatros publishers have made their annual awards for 2013.

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/19. April 2014/ - News

Popular Czech authors to write for Mladá Fronta DNES

This writer's series begins 19.4.2014 with Rudiš, followed by e.g. Urban, Tučková and Stránský.

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/19. April 2014/ - News

Karolinum  e-books now available any time any place

Karolinum is the first Czech publisher to distribute its e-books (as of April 2014) through libraries at Charles University and other institutes of higher education.

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/19. April 2014/ - News

Which bookshops will sell you VAT-free books?

The Books Without VAT campaign can now reveal the names of the shops that will be taking part.

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/19. April 2014/ - News

Svět knihy has published its programme

The organizers of the Prague book fair have put up a detailed schedule (pdf) on their website for this year's event.

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/18. April 2014/ - We recommend

On the trail of Franz Kafka: Guided tours

A novel idea for a nice spring walk. Franz Kafka's name is often associated with Prague. Where did he live? Where did he like to go? What were his favourite haunts?

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/18. April 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Litera Magnesia Book of the Year: Padevět's Guide to Protectorate Prague

The Magnesia Litera prizes for 2014 have been awarded. Kateřina Rudčenková takes the poetry prize. Fiction prize goes to Hakl.

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International

/23. March 2014/ - Photo story

Leipzig Book Fair 2014: Czech participation aplenty

The Leipzig Book Fair, which annually transforms the town into a literary festival, took place this year from 13th to 16th March.

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/16. March 2014/ - News

Krchovský in French

A collection of poetry by J. H. Krchovský (Jiří Hásek) has been translated into French by Jean-Gaspard Páleníček and published by Fissile.

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/16. March 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Topol's Devil's Workshop on Best Translated Book Award Fiction Longlist

Chladnou zemi, Jáchym Topol's award-winning bestseller, translated by Alex Zucker as The Devil's Workshop, has been named in the Best Translated Book Award Fiction Longlist.

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/16. March 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Tomáš Halík wins  Templeton Prize

The Czech priest and philosopher who risked imprisonment for illegally advancing religious and cultural freedoms after the Soviet invasion of his country, has won the 2014 Templeton Prize.

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/27. February 2014/ - News

New publisher of translations from Czech

Plamen Press is a publishing company that is soon to be established in Washington DC. It focuses on literature from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

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/20. February 2014/ - Invitation

Czechs at the International Book Fair in Leipzig

Lenka Sobotová, Tereza Boučková, Renáta Fučíková, Michal Sýkora and Věra Nosková, 13th-16th March 2014

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/12. February 2014/ - News

New Arabic Translation of Kafka's Short Stories

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and Al Arabi Publishing & Distributing presented a new Arabic translation of Franz Kafka's short stories at the Cairo Book Fair 2014.

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/19. January 2014/ - News

Pluh: books published and rights sold in 2013

This Amsterdam-based literary agency represents about a dozen leading Czech writers abroad.

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/5. January 2014/ - News

Prepare to be perplexed by the upcoming Franz Kafka video game

The game is simply called The Franz Kafka Videogame, and it’s based on the influential writer’s major works.

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/3. January 2014/ - News

Coming out soon in English

Aaronův skok by Magdaléna Platzová, Noční práce by Jáchym Topol and some older works of Czech literature.

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