Authors
Vaculik
Ludvík Vaculík
...focused on reporting; between 1965–1969, he worked in the weekly Literární noviny (subsequently renamed Literární listy and Listy). Following the ban of this magazine,...
fischerova
Sylva Fischerová
Poet, novelist, philosopher and author of children’s books. Her books have been published in English, Dutch and Polish. She was born on...
kolmacka
Pavel Kolmačka
A poet and writer, continuing the Bohuslav Reynek tradition of Czech poetry. His poems have been translated into English, German, French, Russian,...
Klima
Ivan Klíma
One of the most frequently translated Czech authors and recipient of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize (2002), the Magnesia Litera (2010), the...
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Michal Šanda
Prose writer, experimenter, poet, playwright, publishing editor. Winner of the Golden Pen of Ondřej Pavelka prize (2013) conferred by theatre professionals connected...
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      Magdaléna Platzová. Foto: David Konečný
      Magdaléna Platzová
      Writer, dramatist, children’s writer and journalist. Her books have been published in English, German and Dutch. She was born in Prague on...
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      Lukáš Marvan
      Poet, novelist, editor, dramaturge, spokesperson for the fire service. He has lived in Sri Lanka and his poems have been translated into...
      stancik
      Petr Stančík
      Poet, prose writer, author of children’s books, playwright, copywriter and essayist also writing under the name of Petr Odillo Stradický ze Strdic,...
      soukupova
      Petra Soukupová
      Prose writer, screenwriter, author of books for adults and children. Winner of the Jiří Orten Award (2008) and the Magnesia Litera for...
Books
O mráčkovi
Pavel Čech
A jako Antarktida – Pohled z druhé strany
David Böhm
What do the icy continent and its resilient inhabitants tell us about the comfortable existence of the rest of the globe? Antarctica...
Voliéry
Zuzana Brabcová
...Petr Bílek, Literární noviny “[Aviaries has] a rich style, figurative language, a combination of absolute introspection and reflections on external situations” — Josef Chuchma,...
Za Alpami
David Zábranský
This daring novel explores the Central European consciousness and the question of why contemporary Europeans, with all their achievements, feel so hopeless....
Sny Eugena Brikciuse
Eugen Brikcius
O klíči
Pavel Čech
Sometimes children just do not feel like going to school. When a little curly boy with a school bag finds a lost...
Města a ostrovy
Josef Kroutvor
Světový orloj
Sylva Fischerová
The world clock showed the poet the diversity of the faces that move around it: places, historical experiences, events and people. In...
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      Obcházení ostrova
      Milan Děžinský
      ...reading; they will get under your skin only after repeated reading.” —Petr Bílek, Literární noviny “It is an existential testimony in casual attire; rather...
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      Petr Hruška
      ...conveyed by Hruška in Not My Own isn’t a tragic message.” —Adéla Rozbořilová, Literární noviny About the author Petr Hruška (b. 1964) is a...
Monthly features
Best Czech literary fiction 2016 | 30. 3. 2017
...Literární noviny “[Aviaries has] a rich style, figurative language, a combination of absolute introspection and reflections on external situations” — Josef Chuchma, Lidové noviny...
Modern Czech Literature Written by Women | 3. 8. 2016
...axe for the frozen sea within us.”5 From an interview with Denemarková for Literární.cz. Another important writer on the modern Czech literary scene is...
Some half-forgotten treasures from the Czech literary corpus | 4. 1. 2016
...e.g. Vesna, Niva, Literární rozhledy, Rozpravy Aventina and Fronta, while editing occultist and spiritualist magazines e.g. Okultní a spiritistickou revue as well as bibliophile...
The Major European Book Fairs: Past and Present Trends | 18. 2. 2020
...in Lidové noviny, iDnes.cz, Hospodářské noviny, Literární noviny and Respekt.   From Frankfurt and Leipzig all the way to Jaipur The oldest book fairs...
Eight Czech books from the first half of 2016 | 5. 7. 2016
...pearl. Praise “This sophisticated testimony of social exclusion oscillates between the diary genre, dream entries and fantasy prose.” — Petr Bílek, Literární noviny Links...
Resources
Literature after 1945
...periodicals is limited to Nový Život, Literární noviny and Host do domu, in the second half of the 1960s there seem to be dozens...
Grants & Residencies
...sasekfoundation@gmail.com www.sasekfoundation.eu   Czech Literary Fund (Ceský literární fond) The fund supports the publication of periodicals and books from the fields of literature, theatre,...
News
I don’t even know how I lived then, | 18. 5. 2010
...as well as Hrabal’s short story anthology. You also published a theoretical book entitled Hrabalovy literární koláže (Hrabal’s Literary Collages) in Sweden. What are...
Let’s hope creative fervour doesn’t wane | 12. 4. 2010
Journalist Michal Procházka interviews the Dutch Bohemist Kees MercksThese days, Czech art theory grapples with how to study Czech culture in general....
New centre for Czech literature in Prague | 9. 1. 2017
Diplomat, translator and journalist, Petr Janyška, was chosen as the director of the České literární centrum (Czech Literary Centre).The Czech Literary Centre was...