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Czech Republic

Barbora Růžičková

Barbora Růžičková is a translator and interpreter working between English and Czech. A native Czech, she was brought up in a bilingual environment and spent most of her...

Tereza Semotamová

Tereza Semotamová is a Czech screenwriter, journalist, radio editor, and translator from the German. She holds a degree in screenwriting and German language and literature, and is a regular...

Bedřich Václavek

Bedřich Václavek (1897–1943) was a prominent member of the Czech avant-garde group Devětsil, with a strong interest in Dadaist movements. In 1924, he was editor of the first...

Karel Schulz

Karl Schulz (1899-1943) was a poet and critic based primarily in Prague. Though he was an early member of the Czech avant-garde group Devětsil, he was expelled from the Prague chapter in 1924...

Zuzana Brabcová

Czech writer Zuzana Brabcová was born in Prague in 1959. In the 1980s she worked as librarian, cleaner and orderly at a Prague hospital, and later as an editor for the publishers Hynek, and...

Magdaléna Platzová

Magdaléna Platzová (b. 1972) grew up in Prague, studied in Washington, DC, and England, and received her MA in Philosophy from Charles University in Prague. In her twenties she was...

Tomáš Zmeškal

Tomáš Zmeškal (b. 1966) was born in Prague to a Czech mother and a Congolese father. In 1987 he left Czechoslovakia to live in London, where he studied English language and...

Jan Balabán

Jan Balabán (1961–2010) was a Czech author, journalist, and translator from Ostrava, in northern Moravia. Author of five volumes of short stories, a novella, a graphic novel, a play,...

Martin Ryšavý

Martin Ryšavý (b. 1967) is a Czech author, screenwriter, and director. He studied biology at Charles University and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague,...

Radka Denemarková

Radka Denemarková (b. 1968) is a Czech writer, playwright, literary historian, essayist, and translator. Based in Prague, she has taught creative writing, and worked as dramaturg at the...

Petra Hůlová

Petra Hůlová (b. 1979) has a master’s degree in Mongolian and Cultural Studies from Charles University in Prague. She lived in Mongolia in 2000–1, and in New York City in...

Jakuba Katalpa

Jakuba Katalpa (b. 1979) is the pseudonym of Tereza Jandová. Katalpa, a writer and artist, is the author of five books: the short story collections Krásné bolesti (2000;...

Petra Soukupová

Petra Soukupová (b. 1982) studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. From 2008 to 2010 she wrote for the Czech sitcom Comeback, and since 2011 she has been...

Marek Šindelka

Marek Šindelka (b. 1984) studied Cultural Studies at Charles University and screenwriting at FAMU. He won the Jiří Orten Prize (best work of prose or poetry by an author thirty...

Jáchym Topol

Jáchym Topol was born in Prague in 1962. His first novel, Sestra (1994, Atlantis), was the only post-1989 work named one of the best 100 Czech books of the 20th century. The...

Tomáš Weiss

Tomáš Weiss, born in 1966 in Prague, is a publisher and translator from Slovak. In 1998 he edited the volume Beaty, bigbeaty, breakbeaty: průvodce moderní hudbou 90. let,...

Hana Andronikova

Hana Andronikova is a widely-published Czech writer. She received the Magnesia Litera Award in 2002 for her first novel, Zvuk slunecnich hodin [The Sound of the Sundial] (2001) and went on to...

Tera Fabiánová

Tera Fabiánová was born in 1930, and she is one of the most highly celebrated authors in the Czech Republic. Since the 1960s, she has published many groundbreaking poems and...

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was one of the major German-language writers of the 20th century. He was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Prague. Trained as a lawyer, he worked in the...

Zdenka Becker

Zdenka Becker, playwright, was born in the Czech Republic and has lived in Austria for the last 30 years. She is a published playwright and author of numerous books. Zdenka has also worked as an...

Patrik Ouředník

Patrik Ourednik was born in Prague, and emigrated in 1984 to France, where he still lives. He is the author of eight books, including fiction, essays, and poems. He is also the Czech translator...
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