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.



Brikcius will receive the award for his 2013 collection A tělo se stalo slovem (And the Body Became the Word), which contains all of the author’s poetry and prose as well as his essays on art, literature and culture and his screenplays and radio dramas.

Past winners of the prestigious prize, awarded since 1986 by the Charter 77 Foundation, include Václav Havel, Jáchym Topol and Michal Ajvaz.

For more information about Eugen Brikcius, see his author profile.