Jan Novák: So Far So GoodJan Novák was born in 1953 in Kolin. He emigrated to Austria with his parents and sisters at the age of sixteen. After a years spent in a refugee camp he settled in Chicago where he graduated and which also became his home for numerous years. Today he holds dual citizenship and often travels between Prague and Chigaco. Aside from fiction he also writes theatre plays, film scripts and shoots documentary films. His most successful book, a fictitious version of the story of the Mašín brothers So Far So Good was last published in its Hungarian translation by Márton Beke from the publishing house Kalligram. The author is invited to Budapest as an honorary guest of the international festival and will be personally present during the Literature Night readings.
By nature an alternative club of the ‘ruined pub’ type, which gained its name after a dental laboratory that had once been located in its premises. It is located in the seventh Budapest district in the neighbourhood of the popular ‘Szimpla Kert’ in the centre of the former Jewish quarter, which attracts today’s urban youth thanks to its atmosphere of Berlin’s Kreuzberg.