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06. – 16.09.2023

Herkunft: Czech Republic

Zbynek Hejda

Zbynìk Hejda was born in Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic in 1930.  After studying Philosophy and History at the Charles University in Prague, from 1953 to 1958, he worked as a historian and then until 1968 for the city council of Prague. He lost his job as a publishing

Tomáš Zmeškal

Tomáš Zmeškal was born as the son of a Congolese father and a Czech mother in Prague in 1966. His debut novel »Milostný dopis klínovým písmem« (2008, tr.: Love Letter in Cuneiform Script) made him immediately the hope-bearer of young Czech literature. The novel tells the story of a family

Roman Sikora

Roman Sikora was born in 1970 in Třinec, Czech Republic. In his plays, among them »Die Unbeweglichkeit«, »Die Stützen der Gesellschaft«, »Tod eines talentierten Schweins«, he counters social and political situations with stubborn humour. In 1997, he won the Alfréd-Radok-Award for »Antigone weggefegt«. Many of his plays have been translated,

Radka Denemarková

Radka Denemarková was born in 1968 in Kutná Hora. After completing her studies and PhD in Prague she lectured at the Institute for Czech Literature at the Charles University as well as worked as a translator and journalist. Her second novel »Peníze od Hitlera« [2006; tr: A Wonderful Patch of

Petr Placák

born in Prague in 1964, historian and writer. In 1988-89, he composed the manifesto of the opposition group »České děti« and organized demonstrations in Prague as their representative. He was a member of the band »The Plastic People of the Universe.« He currently works as an independent journalist and editor-in-chief

Petra Soukupová

Petra Soukupová was born in 1982 in Česká Lípa, Czechoslovakia. In 2008 she completed her studies in Screenwriting and Dramaturgy at Prague’s Film Academy, FAMU. Her first book, »K moři« (tr: The Sea), was published in 2007. In 2008 she began to write a screenplay loosely based on the motifs

Petr Borkovec

Petr Borkovec was born in Louòovice, central Bohemia, in 1970. Since 1992 the poet and arts editor has worked for the arts magazine »Souvislosti« (t: Connections) and since 2000 with the literature journal »Literární noviny«. As a translator, his interests have been predominantly in Russian poetry (for example, Vladimir Nabokov,

Petr Král

Petr Král was born in 1941 in a suburb of Prague. He began his studies with film, and joined the circle of post-surrealist artists around Vratislav Effenberger.  After the invasion of Russian troops in 1968 he fled to Paris.  Like Beckett, Ionesco, Kundera, and many other intellectuals, who in the

Peter Sís

Peter Sís , illustrator, author and filmmaker, was born in the Czech city of Brno in 1949 and is counted among the truly great representatives of international picture book art.  He studied at Prague’s Academy of Applied Arts and at the Royal College in London. In 1982 a film commission


is a Czech village girl, born in 80s in Czech Republic. (Studied stage design.) Slightly depressed by the grubby nasty dirty filthy outdated world, she found a rhythm by walking the empty streets of a sleepy town. Searching for the door of a beater, twin pug mill, where she could

Josef Holub

Josef Holub was born in what is now Nyrsko, in the Czech Republic, in 1926.  He spent his formative years in the Bohemian Forest.  During the Third Reich Holub attended a teacher training college in what was then Prachatitz. He was then conscripted into labour and military service and later