New books in translation

The Expulsion of Gerta Schnirch

Kateřina Tučková
Trans. Iris Milde German

On the night of 30/31 May 1945 Gerta Schnirch, the mother of a baby daughter, is “displaced” from Brno with the rest of the German community and nothing but a few personal belongings, and pointed in the direction of Vienna.

New books in translation
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
The Lake
Bianca Bellová
Trans. Anna Radwan-Żbikowska Polish
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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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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
kultura21.cz
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
Psí víno
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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