New books in translation

The Lake

Bianca Bellová
Trans. Mirko Kraetsch German

A dystopian page-turner about the coming of age of a young hero, which won the 2017 EU Prize for Literature.

New books in translation
Prague Noir
Pavel Mandys (ed.)
Trans. Miriam Margala English
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Vítězslav Nezval
Trans. Karin Mossdal Swedish
The Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Laura Angeloni Italian
Zátopek
Jan Novák, Jaromír 99
Trans. Guillaume Narguet French
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Prague Noir
Pavel Mandys (ed.)
Trans. Miriam Margala English
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Vítězslav Nezval
Trans. Karin Mossdal Swedish
The Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Laura Angeloni Italian
Award-winning booksMore>
A Sensitive Person
Jáchym Topol
 2017 State Award for Literature
The Child in the Mist
Martin Goffa
 2017 Jiří Marek Award for best crime novel
Typo and Skim
Tomáš Končinský, Barbora Klárová
 2017 Golden Ribbon Award – Literary section: Literature for children
Augustin Zimmermann
Zuzana Kultánová
 2017 Jiří Orten Award
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The imagery of Bianca Bellová’s ‘Dead Man’ is fascinating, it pulses with its own language. Despite its fierceness, the text is organised and under control. From the first sentence the reader is hooked.
—Jáchym Topol
Lidové noviny
Bianca Bellová
The imagery of Bianca Bellová’s ‘Dead Man’ is fascinating, it pulses with its own language. Despite its fierceness, the text is organised and under control. From the first sentence the reader is hooked.
—Jáchym Topol
Lidové noviny
Four women, one man, two continents, two generations, two cultures and two dictatorships — Markéta Pilátová has included quite a lot in her debut novel [The Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home]. Yet it all works well together due to the author’s skilled use of language.
—Sabine Berking
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The Devil’s Workshop is a miracle of compression, its scope greater than ought to be possible for a book of its length. It should help to cement Jáchym Topol’s reputation as one of the most original and compelling European voices at work today.
—Daniel Medin
Times Literary Supplement
Jáchym Topol
The Devil’s Workshop is a miracle of compression, its scope greater than ought to be possible for a book of its length. It should help to cement Jáchym Topol’s reputation as one of the most original and compelling European voices at work today.
—Daniel Medin
Times Literary Supplement
Rustic Baroque is one of those quiet, unassuming novels that sneaks up on you; the kind of book that draws you in and bears you along easily and languidly and then turns, just at the right moment, and very politely kicks you in the gut.
—Booktrust
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Michal Ajvaz in the USA

The Czech author will take part in events in Washington DC and Los Angeles.

Petr Nikl nominated for 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

The Czech author and illustrator is one of 235 candidates from 60 countries.

Jaroslav Rudiš to receive German Preis der Literaturhauser (Award of Literature Houses)

The prestigious literary award will be presented at the Leipzig Book Fair on 15 March.

Spring 2018 travel grants — results

The Czech Literary Centre, a section of the Moravian Library, has allocated more than 13,000 EUR for events taking place between 1.2.2018–14.5.2018.

World Literature Today’s notable translations of 2017 list includes two Czech novels

Petra Hůlová’s Three Plastic Rooms and Marek Šindelka’s Aberrant.

Jiří Theiner Award – Call for nominations

The prize is named after the man who for many years was editor-in-chief of the magazine Index on Censorship.

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