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Awards,News | 12. 11. 2020

A is for Antarctica – the hit of 2020 on the Czech and German book market

David Böhm’s book has won several literary awards.

Awards,News | 10. 11. 2020

The 2020 Premia Bohemica goes to the French translator Xavier Galmiche.

Premia Bohemica is a literary award handed out since 1993.

Awards,News | 27. 9. 2019

The laureate of the 2019 Jaroslav Seifert Prize is Miroslav Petříček

The panel praised the continuity, readability and outreach of his philosophical work.

Awards,News | 31. 1. 2019

Announcement of the 2018 Muriel Award winners for the best comic book

Most awards were “scooped up” by Vojtěch Mašek.

Awards | 23. 10. 2018

Four Czech books for children on the 2018 White Ravens list

The prestigious catalogue is published every year by the International Youth Library in Munich.

Awards | 4. 6. 2018

Franz Kafka Prize for Ivan Wernisch

The poet is the fifth Czech recipient of the prestigious award.

Awards | 5. 4. 2018

2018 Magnesia Litera Awards announced

Erik Tabery’s non-fiction Opuštěná společnost (Abandoned Society) wins book of the year.

Awards | 21. 3. 2018

Kateřina Tučková to receive Italian award

Premio Salerno Libro d’Europa for Žítkovské bohyně (The Žítková Goddesses).

Awards | 12. 3. 2018

Magnesia Litera nominations announced

The prestigious Czech literary award has revealed its nominations for 2018.

Awards | 20. 1. 2018

Jaroslav Rudiš to receive German Preis der Literaturhauser (Award of Literature Houses)

The prestigious literary award will be presented at the Leipzig Book Fair on 15 March.

Awards | 12. 1. 2018

Call for Submissions: 2018 Susanna Roth Award

For the fifth annual international competition for young translators, contestants will translate an excerpt from Karel Veselý’s Bomb★Funk.

Awards | 6. 12. 2017

Jiří Theiner Award – Call for nominations

The prize is named after the man who for many years was editor-in-chief of the magazine Index on Censorship.

Awards | 20. 10. 2017

Jáchym Topol receives State Award for Literature

Topol received the the Czech Republic’s highest literary honour for his latest novel, A Sensitive Person, and his body of work.

Awards | 26. 6. 2017

Tomáš Halík wins Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award

I Want You to Be was awarded the gold medal in the philosophy category by the American Library Association.

Awards | 20. 6. 2017

Petra Hůlová’s ‘Three Plastic Rooms’ receives PEN Translates award

Alex Zucker’s English translation of Hůlová’s fourth novel will be published in November.

Awards | 6. 6. 2017

Tomáš Halík nominated for Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award

The award honours the best books from US independent publishers.

Awards | 5. 6. 2017

Tom Stoppard Prize for Sylvie Richterová

The annual prize was first awarded in 1983 and is given to Czech authors for an essay of special significance.

Awards | 2. 5. 2017

Bianca Bellová receives 2017 EU Prize for Literature

Bellová’s novel The Lake (Jezero) was published in 2016 to widespread critical acclaim.

Awards | 28. 4. 2017

Magnesia Litera Awards presented at the National Theatre New Scene in Prague

Book of the year goes to Bianca Bellová for her novel Jezero (The Lake).

Awards,News | 23. 3. 2017

Czech authors Bellová, Maňák and Šindelka nominated for EU Prize for Literature

The award aims to put the spotlight on European contemporary fiction.

Awards,News | 22. 3. 2017

Magnesia Litera nominations revealed

The prestigious Czech literary award has announced its nominations for 2017.

Awards,News | 1. 2. 2017

2016 Czech IBBY Honour Lists

The annual awards are for Czech authors and illustrators of children’s books.

Awards | 9. 1. 2017

Radka Denemarková receives Wald Press Award

The annual prize is given to those who selflessly help others in need.

Awards,News | 7. 12. 2016

Josef Škvorecký Award for Zuzana Brabcová’s ‘Aviaries’

Brabcová’s last novel was published posthumously to widespread critical acclaim.

Awards | 27. 10. 2016

Three Czech books on the prestigious White Ravens list

The selection of international children’s and young adult literature is published by the International Youth Library in Munich.

Awards | 25. 10. 2016

Petr Král wins Czech State Award for Literature

Král received the award for his collection of essays, Treasons (Vlastizrady), and for his work published in emigration.

Awards | 31. 8. 2016

Josef Škvorecký Award shortlist announced

The jury of the prestigious award will select the winner at the beginning of November.

Awards | 7. 7. 2016

Antonín Bajaja and Miloš Urban nominated for Russian award

The award for foreign language books is organised by the Mayakovsky Library in St Petersburg.

Awards | 20. 5. 2016

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.

Awards | 3. 5. 2016

2016 Golden Ribbon Awards

The annual awards for children’s and young adult books were announced on 29 April.

Awards | 26. 4. 2016

Petr Král wins Jean Arp Prize for francophone literature

The Czech poet accepted the award on 21 April in Strasbourg.

Awards | 6. 4. 2016

Czech guide to Prague awarded special mention at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Illustrator Michaela Kukovičová and author Olga Černá received the special mention for This is Prague.

Awards | 5. 4. 2016

2016 Magnesia Litera winners announced

The two main awards go to Daniela Hodrová and Anna Bolavá.

Awards | 29. 3. 2016

Jiří Theiner Award goes to Dr Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz

The professor emerita at the University of British Columbia will receive the award in May at Book World Prague.

Awards | 26. 3. 2016

‘The Pilot and the Little Prince’ shortlisted for the UK Literacy Association Book Award

Petr Sís’s biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for children is nominated in the 7-11 category.

Awards | 11. 3. 2016

Czech Book Award longlist announced

The award aims to increase the number of translations of Czech literary fiction abroad.

Awards | 4. 3. 2016

Magnesia Litera nominations announced

The prestigious Czech literary award has revealed its nominations for 2016.

Awards | 12. 2. 2016

The Utopiales Européen Prize for Michal Ajvaz

The author won the prestigious French sci-fi award for his novel The Other City translated by Benoit Meunier.

Awards | 19. 1. 2016

Czech PEN Club awards Karel Čapek Prize to Petr Šabach

Prosaist Petr Šabach became the winner of the 2016 Karel Čapek Prize on 7 January.

Awards | 4. 11. 2015

Four Czech books for children and youth on the prestigious White Ravens list

The catalogue is published every year by the Internationale Jugendbibliothek in Munich.

Awards | 2. 11. 2015

Pavel Šrut receives State Award for Literature for his body of work

Šrut (b. 1940) is an author of prose, poetry and books for children.

Awards | 29. 9. 2015

The 26th Jaroslav Seifert Prize will go to Eugen Brikcius

The prize will be presented to the poet, fiction writer, essayist and visual artist in November.

Awards | 29. 5. 2015

The Vilenica Festival award goes to Jáchym Topol

Jáchym Topol (1962) is a poet, prose writer, essayist and journalist.

Awards | 11. 11. 2014

Petr Sís wins award from The New York Times for ‘The Pilot and the Little Prince’

Sís’s latest book is one of the ten winners of the 2014 Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards.

Awards | 25. 10. 2014

Patrik Ouředník wins the Czech State Award for Literature

The Czech author living in France was given the award for his body of work, which explores the traditions, values and risks of European culture.

Awards | 8. 10. 2014

Jan Němec wins the European Union Prize for Literature for his novel Dějiny světla

The announcement of this year’s winners took place at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 8 October.

Awards | 13. 6. 2013

Jiří Theiner award for Paul Wilson at Book World

The award was presented to the Canadian translator on 16 May.

Awards | 21. 5. 2012

Ruth Bondy given Jiří Theiner Award

Prague-born Israeli writer, journalist and translator Ruth Bondy is celebrated for promoting Czech literature.

Awards | 27. 5. 2011

Book World announces its winners

The 17th year of the Czech book fair, which took place between May 12 and 15 attracted 38,000 visitors in just four days. Several prizes were awarded during the event.

Awards | 11. 4. 2011

A novella by a young Czech writer wins an English Literary Prize

Hana Sklenková, the University of Plymouth BA in English and Creative Writing and MA in Creative Writing graduate (2007; 2009) has been awarded first prize in The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes 2010 for her novella, Cape of Good Hope.