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Karel Šebek in B O D Y

I write to keep the train on course to crush meit’ll happen on a morning no less beautiful than thishands latticed in love like jailbars shall adorn every windowI am seeking death her silver in every living momentwords piled like cadaversa death camp of happiness – from an untitled poem by Karel Šebek, translated from […]

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B O D Y Summer Issue 2022

The Summer Issue of B O D Y, marking the magazine’s 10th year in existence, is out. Besides the usual mix of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and reviews, the issue includes the editors’ list of their favorite work published over the past decade. Stay updated with the Summer Issue here Read my list of my five […]

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Siegfried Mortkowitz in B O D Y

“Yes. The Mortkowitz funeral. I remember now. That was definitely yesterday.” Then, as if I’d suddenly turned radioactive, he spun on his heels and rushed away, leaving me to simmer in the soup of my bewilderment and humiliation. I felt that everyone was now looking at me, happy to have their attention momentarily diverted from […]

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Literary Roundup: Nelly Sachs, EUPL Prize and Sorokin on Putin

The nominees for the 2022 European Union Prize for Literature have been announced. The award is changing this year, with the jury choosing a single overall winner rather than one from each country. There are 14 nominees this year ranging from Ukraine and Georgia to Ireland and Spain. Among the selected writers is Slovakia’s Richard […]

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Tatiana Tîbuleac in B O D Y

“I would say that it is difficult to forget a language that you learned as a child, even if you learned it by force. A language in which you know all the games, the stories and songs. A language in which you made your first friends and have fond memories. It is possible, but it […]

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Elena Alexieva in B O D Y

“The woman walked across the terrace, sat at the table in the dining room, put the bird in her lap, and waited. There was probably something smarter one was supposed to do in such cases, but she didn’t know what it was. She’d heard that when a horse broke its leg, it always got shot. […]

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Marek Sindelka in B O D Y

The opener of B O D Y’s Winter Issue in 2022 is an amazing short story “The Relay” by the author of Aberrant, Marek Šindelka, translated from the Czech by Graeme Dibble. The story comes from Šindelka’s 2014 collection Mapa Anny (A Map of Ann). Read the story here Read my interview with Šindelka in […]

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Interview: Petra Hůlová – Transitions

Czech writer Petra Hůlová recently published her novel The Movement in an English translation by Alex Zucker. I took the occasion to ask her about the origins of the book, the critical reaction to the oppressive feminist dystopia she imagined and what distinguishes it from the staples of the genre like, The Handmaid’s Tale, among […]

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Karel Šebek in B O D Y

Šebekvoyeur with keyholes for eyesI am watching a woman turn into an atom bomb – from “Evening” by Karel Šebek, translated from the Czech by Ondřej Pazdírek. The Fall Issue of B O D Y today brings you a poem by Czech poet Karel Šebek, the second of his works published in the magazine. It’s […]

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Pawel Soltys in B O D Y

“…with the index finger of my left hand I write in the grime on the windows on the even-numbered side, ‘Yes Vico! No Vice!’, and with my right arm I sweep up the beauties standing on the odd-numbered side and whisper obscenities in their ears. And when I get bored of this, with both hands […]

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