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Contests | 21. 11. 2016

Call for Submissions: 2017 Susanna Roth translation competition

For the fourth annual international competition for young translators, contestants must translate an excerpt from Bianca Bellová’s The Lake.

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.

Awards | 27. 10. 2016

Three Czech books on the prestigious White Ravens list

The selection of international children’s and young adult literature is published by the International Youth Library in Munich.

Awards | 25. 10. 2016

Petr Král wins Czech State Award for Literature

Král received the award for his collection of essays, Treasons (Vlastizrady), and for his work published in emigration.

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.

Awards | 31. 8. 2016

Josef Škvorecký Award shortlist announced

The jury of the prestigious award will select the winner at the beginning of November.