Immortal Stars


A look at contemporary Argentinian literature was offered to book fair visitors in the form of a meeting with the writer Mariana Enríquez, who introduced her latest book published in Czech, entitled This Is the Sea.

Robert Menasse is an advocate of united Europe and has shared his ideas on why Europe should have a joint economic roof with Book World visitors.

Two world-renowned authors, Alain Finkielkraut and Marek Bienczyk, talked to the Book World audience about their relationship to the famous Czech-born author.

A debate on who are intellectuals and what is their role in contemporary society was held in Café Europe. It brought together the French philosopher, teacher and writer Alain Finkielkraut, the writer Patrik Ouředník and Jiří Pelán, expert in French and Italian literature and translator. The discussion was moderated by Book World's artistic director...

The German literary historian Reiner Stach has become so interested in the life and work of Franz Kafka that he published a three-part biography about the writer. This truly exceptional work amounts to two thousand pages.

Thriller is currently the most popular literary genre. Two of the style's stars have met for a joint debate - the French writer Bernard Minier and British author Tim Weaver.

The Portuguese writer Afonso Cruz has introduced his book Flowers at Book World Prague - it has more to say about people than plants.

"When you write novels, discipline is a must. A poet can afford to write one day and not the next, but when you write novels you must stick to discipline, otherwise the thing falls apart. Flaubert said that being a writer is a lifestyle. This means I work seven days a week, twelve months a year. I don't use...

The winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, Herta Müller, came to Book World Prague to talk to the filled Large Theatre about her work and her new book The Fox Was Ever the Hunter.

As the 50th anniversary of the European Commission approaches, a big celebration is about to be held. European clerks decide that the best venue for the jubilee is the former extermination camp in Auschwitz. Inspector Brunfaut, on the other hand, has other things to worry about: investigation of the murder at the Brussels Atlas Hotel has been...