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Aberrant

Marek Šindelka
Trans. Doris Kouba German

A multifaceted work that mixes and mashes together a variety of genres and styles to create a heady concoction of crime story, horror story, ecological revenge fantasy, and Siberian shamanism.

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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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Tomáš Končinský, Barbora Klárová
Trans. Lena Dorn German
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 2018 Czech Book Award
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 2017 State Award for Literature
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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
Tvar
Marek Šindelka
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
Tvar
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
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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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.

Franz Kafka Prize for Ivan Wernisch

The poet is the fifth Czech recipient of the prestigious award.

Czech Literary Centre autumn 2018 residencies

The Czech Literary Centre, a section of the Moravian Library, announces its autumn 2018 residencies for translators of Czech and foreign Czech studies specialists in Prague and Brno.

2018 Magnesia Litera Awards announced

Erik Tabery's non-fiction Opuštěná společnost (Abandoned Society) wins book of the year.

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