Alex Zucker

Alex has translated novels by J. R. Pick, Petra Hůlová, Jáchym Topol, Magdaléna Platzová, Tomáš Zmeškal, Josef Jedlička, Heda Margolius Kovály, Patrik Ouředník, and Miloslava Holubová. He has also Englished stories, plays, essays, young adult and children’s books, subtitles, song lyrics, reportages, poems, and an opera libretto. His translations Three Plastic Rooms, by Petra Hůlová, and The Devil’s Workshop, by Jáchym Topol, received Writing in Translation awards from English PEN, and he won the ALTA National Translation Award in 2010 for his translation of Petra Hůlová’s fiction debut, All This Belongs to Me. In addition to translating, Alex works in editing and communications. He lives in Brooklyn. More at

The Lake
Bianca Bellová
The Movement
Petra Hůlová
Three Plastic Rooms
Petra Hůlová
Angel Station
Jáchym Topol
The Attempt
Magdaléna Platzová
Case Closed
Patrik Ouředník
Výlet k nádražní hale
A Trip to the Train Station
Jáchym Topol
City Sister Silver
Jáchym Topol
More Than One Life
Miloslava Holubová

Title Author Year Publisher Awards
The Lake Bianca Bellová 2022 Parthian Books
The Movement Petra Hůlová 2021 World Editions
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals J.R. Pick 2018 Karolinum Press
Three Plastic Rooms Petra Hůlová 2017 Jantar Publishing
Angel Station Jáchym Topol 2017 Dalkey Archive Press
The Attempt Magdaléna Platzová 2016 Bellevue Literary Press
Love Letter in Cuneiform Tomáš Zmeškal 2016 Yale University Press
Midway Upon the Journey of Our Life Josef Jedlička 2016 Karolinum Press
Innocence; or, Murder on Steep Street Heda Margolius Kovály 2015 Soho Press
The Devil’s Workshop Jáchym Topol 2013 Portobello Books 2013 English PEN Award for Writing in Translation
The Opportune Moment, 1855 Patrik Ouředník 2011 Dalkey Archive Press
Case Closed Patrik Ouředník 2010 Dalkey Archive Press
All This Belongs to Me Petra Hůlová 2009 Northwestern University Press 2010 National Translation Award
Výlet k nádražní hale (A Trip to the Train Station) Jáchym Topol 2007 Torst
City Sister Silver Jáchym Topol 2001 Catbird Press
More Than One Life Miloslava Holubová 1999 Northwestern University Press