New books in translation

Onegin Was a Rusky

Irena Dousková
Trans. Melvyn Clarke English

One of the most popular Czech prose works written since 1989, Dousková’s loose trilogy carries on from B. Proudew with Onegin Was a Rusky, set when the false dawn of perestroika was at its falsest.

New books in translation
Dodgeball
Michal Viewegh
Trans. David Short English
Wednesday Tastes Good
Iva Procházková
Trans. Julia Różewicz Polish
Time-barred
Jiří Březina
Trans. Agata Wróbel Polish
The Lake
Bianca Bellová
Trans. Laura Angeloni Italian
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Dodgeball
Michal Viewegh
Trans. David Short English
Wednesday Tastes Good
Iva Procházková
Trans. Julia Różewicz Polish
Time-barred
Jiří Březina
Trans. Agata Wróbel Polish
Award-winning booksMore>
Walking Around an Island
Milan Děžinský
 2018 Magnesia Litera – Poetry
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
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Dousková is once again sarcastically witty, not only towards others, but especially towards herself. She shoots on sight, not in a mean way, but rather out of an instinct for self-preservation.
—Klára Kubičková
MF DNES
Irena Dousková
Dousková is once again sarcastically witty, not only towards others, but especially towards herself. She shoots on sight, not in a mean way, but rather out of an instinct for self-preservation.
—Klára Kubičková
MF DNES
It is high time the successor to Milan Kundera’s throne was declared – and it can be no other than Michal Viewegh. Viewegh achieves a symbiosis of the substantial, the important and the entertaining. His books are intelligent yet easy to read; they are comprehensive yet simple.
—Thomas Brussig
Der Spiegel
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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