New books in translation

The Spring Man

Petr Stančík
Trans. Maria Sileny German

His name was Frank Pérák and people knew him as a mysterious figure with jumping springs on his feet. The fictional hero was raging in the occupied Czech Lands during World War II, jumping even over high tenements and also across the Vltava River valley.

New books in translation
A Contribution to the History of Joy
Radka Denemarková
Trans. Eva Profousová German
Return of the Old Komodo Dragon
Michal Ajvaz
Trans. Veronika Siska German
And the Body Became the Word
Eugen Brikcius
Trans. Kristina Kallert German
Saturnin
Zdeněk Jirotka
Trans. Leszek Engelking Polish
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A Contribution to the History of Joy
Radka Denemarková
Trans. Eva Profousová German
Return of the Old Komodo Dragon
Michal Ajvaz
Trans. Veronika Siska German
And the Body Became the Word
Eugen Brikcius
Trans. Kristina Kallert 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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Stančík simply enjoys himself. His novel is the type of book you want to take everywhere, enthusiastically quoting from it at every opportunity.
—Boris Hokr
Aktualne.cz
Petr Stančík
Stančík simply enjoys himself. His novel is the type of book you want to take everywhere, enthusiastically quoting from it at every opportunity.
—Boris Hokr
Aktualne.cz
Disguised as a crime mystery set in Prague and mixing fact and fiction, ‘A Contribution to the History of Joy’ is a passionate indictment of all forms of violence against women everywhere, spanning the past 70 years of history.
—Asymptote Editors
The Guardian
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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