New books in translation

The Lake

Bianca Bellová
Trans. Anna Radwan-Żbikowska Polish

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
Puppet, Plum Pit, Plum, Plank, and back to Puppet
Vojtěch Mašek, Chrudoš Valoušek
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch
Aberrant
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Doris Kouba German
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
J.R. Pick
Trans. Alex Zucker English
The Lake
Bianca Bellová
Trans. Christine Laferrière French
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Puppet, Plum Pit, Plum, Plank, and back to Puppet
Vojtěch Mašek, Chrudoš Valoušek
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch
Aberrant
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Doris Kouba German
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
J.R. Pick
Trans. Alex Zucker English
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 2018 Czech Book Award
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 2017 State Award for Literature
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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
Hats off for this intelligently written and elaborate book, bringing together ten well-chosen texts which undoubtedly deserve to be called short stories. In it Marek Šindelka demonstrates that this prose form does not have to be – as many writers mistakenly believe – only a skilfully related record of an entertaining anecdote from life, but also a distinctive form of literary thinking and a linguistically refined testimony.
—Pavel Janoušek
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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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Autumn 2018 travel grants — results

The Czech Literary Centre, a section of the Moravian Library, has allocated more than 7,000 EUR for events taking place between 15.10. to 15.12.2018.

Bianca Bellová at Literaturfestival Berlin

On 13th September, there will be a reading from the German translation of Bellová’s novel Jezero (The Lake) with the support of the Czech Literary Centre.

Successful Czech Literary Centre Autumn 2018 residency applications announced

Ten residencies will be organised in Prague and Brno for translators and Czech studies specialists.

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