Such could be the summary of a debate started late on Friday afternoon by the moderator Petr Blažek. Addressing one of the book fair's focal themes, the 20th century, overlapping in this case well into the present, his guests included Alexandr Vondra, Michael Žantovský, director of the Polish Institute and political scientist Maciej Ruczaj, and the...

"This is a country with the smallest number of my translations. As far as I know, only two of my books have been published here. This is ideal, because nobody knows me here. It's quite the contrary of what you might think - it's a truly great and relaxed feeling, " one of Portugal's foremost contemporary writers, the seventy-six...

In the accompanying programme of Book World Prague, Friday evening was dedicated to a literary debate with two outstanding European authors - the Portuguese novelist António Lobo Antunes and Slovenian playwright, novelist and author of essays Drago Jančar. The debate, with its deliberately noir title "Writing the Shaking of the World", was held in...

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...

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...