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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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/2. June 2014/ - Invitation

The 2014 Bohemistics Seminar will be held by Větrné mlýny

The seminar will present Czech literature with a Moravian twist to foreign translators from 16.–21.7.

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/27. May 2014/ - Awards, contests...

The 2014 Franz Kafka Prize will go to Yan Lianke

Representatives of the Franz Kafka Society will present the award to the Chinese author of To Serve the People and Dream of Ding Village during a ceremony in October.

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/23. May 2014/ - Awards, contests...

2014 Golden Ribbons for the best books for children and young people announced

A bilingual catalogue of the results is available on IBBY's Czech section website.

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International

/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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/16. June 2014/ - News

Czech authors achieve Kickstarter goal for upcoming graphic novel

After a tense final few days, Viktor Šauer and Michael Petrus succeeded in raising the necessary $9,000 to produce On the Coast of Dreams.

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

Carol Brown Janeway wins Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature

Ivan Klíma among long list of international authors she has published as senior vice-president and senior editor at Alfred A. Knopf.

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/9. June 2014/ - Awards, contests...

Kafka exhibition wins gold at the European Design Awards

K: KafKa in KomiKs, which will be on display in the Prague Old Town Hall until 30 June, won first place in the Exhibition Design Category.

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/5. June 2014/ - News

US feature 'live-animation' film of Hrabal's Too Loud a Solitude is seeking support

Actor Paul Giamatti will lend his voice to the novel's main character Hanta.

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/30. May 2014/ - News

Czech comics featured at the Comics Festival in Stockholm

Thanks to the Czech Centre in Stockholm, guests this year included artists Jaromír 99 and Johana Ziková.

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