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Tomáš Končinský, Barbora Klárová
Trans. Lena Dorn German

A visually striking and linguistically innovative steam-punk story for children about entropy and the ageing of things.

New books in translation
Lenin, Komodo Dragons, Girls, Concrete
Radim Kopáč (ed.)
Trans. Kepa Uharte Spanish
Pikunikku. Japanese Picnic
Monika Baudišová
Trans. Monika Baudišová, Jordi Trilla Spanish
Zátopek
Jan Novák, Jaromír 99
Trans. Ester Vignolles Podhradska Spanish
Distilled Spirit
Matěj Hořava
Trans. Flóra Peťovská Hungarian
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Lenin, Komodo Dragons, Girls, Concrete
Radim Kopáč (ed.)
Trans. Kepa Uharte Spanish
Pikunikku. Japanese Picnic
Monika Baudišová
Trans. Monika Baudišová, Jordi Trilla Spanish
Zátopek
Jan Novák, Jaromír 99
Trans. Ester Vignolles Podhradska Spanish
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Hana
Alena Mornštajnová
 2018 Czech Book Award
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
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[In ‘The Willys Dream Kit’] one hears a few echoes of Gunter Grass, but nearly always the voice is Novak’s own. It is a mature and accomplished voice, shrewd and sharp-edged even when lost in reverie.
—Allan Boyer
Los Angeles Times
Jan Novák
[In ‘The Willys Dream Kit’] one hears a few echoes of Gunter Grass, but nearly always the voice is Novak’s own. It is a mature and accomplished voice, shrewd and sharp-edged even when lost in reverie.
—Allan Boyer
Los Angeles Times
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
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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Successful Czech Literary Centre Autumn 2018 residency applications announced

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Franz Kafka Prize for Ivan Wernisch

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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.

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Petra Hůlová in New York

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