During the Book World Prague book fair, the majestic environment of the Lapidarium was transformed into a prestigious stage for holding various literary debates. As the Friday afternoon drew to a close, the venue hosted several Czech writers who write their works either exclusively or occasionally in a language other than Czech. A large audience...

One of the book fair guests was the legendary Polish poet Adam Zagajewski. His work has received countless accolades and he is considered a serious contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

In the course of the 24th Book World Prague book fair, a book of interviews conducted by the journalist Karel Hvížďala with former president Havel's chancellor and minister of foreign affairs Karel Schwarzenberg has been published again. Far from a simple reprint, this is a sixth re-edition featuring various revisions. The literary debate moderated...

The writer Artem Chekh has little more in common with our country than his name. He was born and lives in the Ukraine and has only visited the Czech Republic to present his new collection of essays Zero Point.

Both Czech and Hebrew writing count among smaller literatures, which means it is not easy to make sure that a sufficient volume of mutual translations is authored. The topic was discussed by two charming young translators - Magdaléna Křížová, translator of Hebrew literature into Czech, and Pierre Pe'er Friedmann, who translates in the opposite...

...such was the advice provided by one of the most eagerly expected guests of this year's Book World Prague, author of the bestselling titles Lykke and Hygge and at the same time director of the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute, Meik Wiking.

In the National Museum's Lapidarium at the Exhibition Grounds the Czech literary public was introduced to two interesting guests from the Ukraine. One was Stanislav Fedorchuk, political scientist and journalist from Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, who had been involved in organising the feebly attended Maidan in Donetsk. As a result he was forced...

On Friday afternoon, book fair visitors flocked to a debate with one of Israel's most renowned contemporary writers David Grossman, presenting his latest book A Horse Walks into a Bar. Its story commences one night when an aging actor arrives in a small city to entertain the local audience with his stand-up comedy show. But the show gets out of...