New books in translation

Tales from Two Pockets

Karel Čapek
Trans. Barbora Faure, Maryse Poulette French

Čapek wrote 48 stories that deconstruct the mystery story by breaking one rule here, three rules there, and yet also make for wonderful reading. His unique approaches to the mysteries of justice and truth are full of the ordinary and the extraordinary, humor and humanism.

New books in translation
The Expulsion of Gerta Schnirch
Kateřina Tučková
Trans. Iris Milde German
The Pied Piper
Viktor Dyk
Trans. Mark Corner English
How to Make a Gallery
Ondřej Chrobák, Rostislav Koryčánek, Martin Vaněk, David Böhm
Trans. Xenia Timenchik Russian
Lido di Dante
Petr Borkovec
Trans. Christa Rothmeier German
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The Expulsion of Gerta Schnirch
Kateřina Tučková
Trans. Iris Milde German
The Pied Piper
Viktor Dyk
Trans. Mark Corner English
How to Make a Gallery
Ondřej Chrobák, Rostislav Koryčánek, Martin Vaněk, David Böhm
Trans. Xenia Timenchik Russian
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Hana
Alena Mornštajnová
 2018 Czech Book Award
Love in the Time of Global Climate Change
Josef Pánek
 2018 Magnesia Litera – Prose
Walking Around an Island
Milan Děžinský
 2018 Magnesia Litera – Poetry
A Sensitive Person
Jáchym Topol
 2017 State Award for Literature
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[The Žítková Goddesses] is a fascinating narration. A novel on a great women’s topic of faith in natural forces and incantation, a healing power of hope, but also of solitude, despair, cruelty and vengefulness.
—Veronika Jurčová
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Kateřina Tučková
[The Žítková Goddesses] is a fascinating narration. A novel on a great women’s topic of faith in natural forces and incantation, a healing power of hope, but also of solitude, despair, cruelty and vengefulness.
—Veronika Jurčová
kultura21.cz
The significance of Love Poems in Borkovec’s work – especially the fragmentation of the author’s voice and his willingness to experiment – is undoubtedly a bold leap into the unknown.
—Jana Sieberová
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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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