2016 Jiří Orten Award and Czech Book Award winners announced

Sára Vybíralová won the Jiří Orten Award for Trigger, Markéta Baňková won the Czech Book Award for Triviality.



Sára Vybíralová won the prestigious Jiří Orten Award for authors under 30 for her debut collection of short stories, Trigger. The jury described the book as “masterful and original storytelling, which surpasses the boundaries of contemporary Czech prose.”

Markéta Baňková won the Czech Book Award, which aims to increase the number of translations of Czech literary fiction abroad, for her novel Triviality; A Romance in the Age of Genetics, which combines prose with scientific themes.

Both awards were announced at this year’s Book World Prague book fair.