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News | 9. 1. 2017

New centre for Czech literature in Prague

Diplomat, translator and journalist, Petr Janyška, was chosen as the director of the České literární centrum (Czech Literary Centre).

Awards | 9. 1. 2017

Radka Denemarková receives Wald Press Award

The annual prize is given to those who selflessly help others in need.

News | 5. 1. 2017

Jiří Hájíček in the Best European Fiction 2017 anthology

Short stories featured in the book receive international media coverage and are included in a number of readings in the US and Europe.

Awards, News | 7. 12. 2016

Josef Škvorecký Award for Zuzana Brabcová’s ‘Aviaries’

Brabcová’s last novel was published posthumously to widespread critical acclaim.

Contests | 21. 11. 2016

Call for Submissions: 2017 Susanna Roth Award

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.