Tag Archives: Josef Škvorecký Prize

Literary roundup: from Led Zeppelin to contemporary Czech fiction

Kateřina Tučková has been awarded the 2012 Josef Škvorecký Prize for her novel Žítkovské bohyně (The Goddesses of Žítková). She beat out finalists such as Michal Ajvaz and Marek Šindelka for her book about mystical women in the White Carpathian mountains. Read more about Tučková, her work and check out the cool trailer for the […]

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Literary roundup: Claudio Magris, more Caucasian tales and Czech book news

The latest edition of Bookslut has Jessa Crispin’s interview with Claudio Magris, conducted in Trieste. He talks about Trieste itself, its literary culture and his relation to it. He also discusses his novel Blindly and, of course, Danube. Always fascinating. Bookslut also has an excellent review of Gombrowicz’s Diary by Daniel Shvartsman though he mistakenly […]

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