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/13. November 2014/ - Invitation

‘Children of the Transition’ in Prague

A group of young Hungarian authors from the József Attila Circle are expanding their activities into the Czech Republic.

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/12. November 2014/ - News

David Zábranský will be the new editor-in-chief of the Czech Literature Portal

He was chosen by a committee following an interview on 24.9.2014.

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

The Muriel Prizes were announced on 1st November

The annual prizes for the best Czech comic books were presented at the end of Komiksfest.

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

Reiner wins Škvorecký Award for his novel about Ivan Blatný, which he worked on for 30 years

Publisher and author Martin Reiner was given the award for his biographical novel Básník.

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/30. October 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Call for Submissions: 2015 Susanna Roth translation competition

The Literary Section of the Arts Institute is organising an international translation competition for young translators, in collaboration with Czech Centres.

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/25. October 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Patrik Ouředník wins the Czech State Award for Literature

The Czech author living in France was given the award for his body of work, which explores the traditions, values and risks of European culture.

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/13. October 2014/ - Invitation

Places are still available for a two-day creative writing course in English

The creative writing course will take place from 18–19.10 in the reading room at Unijazz in Prague.

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/1. October 2014/ - Invitation

The Prague Writers’ Festival begins this Thursday

Czech authors Tomáš Zmeškal, Martin Vopěnka and Jan Čulík will take part in the festival.

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/1. October 2014/ - Awards, contests...

2014 Josef Škvorecký Award: Finalists include Petra Hůlová and Emil Hakl

The winner of the eighth annual literary award will be decided by eighteen judges at the beginning of November.

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

2014 Book Club Literary Prize goes to the historical novel Červenobílá

Secondary school history teacher Dalibor Vácha won this year's prestigious Cena Knižního klubu for his novel set in Russia in 1918.

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International

/22. November 2014/ - News

Václav Havel, Jáchym Topol and Australia

Jáchym Topol was a guest of the Czech Consulate in Sydney for the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

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/21. November 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Author Jan Němec is the second Czech to receive the EU prize for literature

In his acceptance speech he mentioned the anniversary of November 1989 and the memory of Václav Havel.

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/12. November 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Premio Ciampi for Petr Hruška

Publisher Valigie Rosse gave Petr Hruška the literary award to coincide with the release of the first Italian translation of his collected works.

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/11. November 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Petr Sís wins award from The New York Times for 'The Pilot and the Little Prince'

Sís’s latest book is one of the ten winners of the 2014 Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards.

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/8. November 2014/ - News

This year’s European Literature Days included a discussion with Petra Hůlová

The 6th annual international meeting of authors and literary experts took place from 23—26.10 in Austria.

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/4. November 2014/ - News

Czech prose in Words Without Borders

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

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/21. October 2014/ - Awards, contests...

The Angelus Award goes to Slovak writer Pavol Rankov

Martin Šmaus and Jáchym Topol took part in a discussion with other finalists of the Polish award.

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/15. October 2014/ - Awards, contests...

The winner of the Polish Angelus Award will be decided on Saturday

The shortlist of the prize for Central European writers includes books by Jáchym Topol and Martin Šmaus, who will be reading in Poland.

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/9. October 2014/ - Grants, scholarships...

Support for publishing Czech literature abroad in 2015

The grant application form for publishing Czech literature abroad is available on the Czech Ministry of Culture website.

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/8. October 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Jan Němec wins the European Union Prize for Literature for his novel Dějiny světla

The announcement of this year’s winners took place at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 8 October.

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