Translation: O. Havrila, Slovart 2011
Phillip Pullmann – is a British best-selling author, and a leading representative of the British atheism. His most renowned trilogy, Golden Compass, has been made into a movie.
Translation: H. Bunčáková, Kalligram 2012
Lucian Boia – a historian by profession, is noted for his studies about on Romanian nationalism and Communism.
The Bulgarian writer, playwright and journalist inherited her talents from her father, a renowned classic Bulgarian writer. Her works have been translated and staged, and she received the prestigious Great East European Literature Award in 2005 for her novel Mothers.
Michel Houellebecq – a writer, poet and movie director, born on the French island of Reunion. He claims allegiance to the legacy of Marquise de Sade and Charles Baudelaire.
Translation: Argo 2011
Miloš Urban – a Czech writer renowned for his literary thrillers. He debuted by a book entitled Poslední tečka za rukopisy and was awarded the Magnesia Litera Award for his novel Hastrman in 2001.
Jose Saramago – a Portuguese writer, and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 1998. He has written 25 books.
Translation: E. Melichárková, Tatran 2012
Daniel Glattauer – the author of cult best-seller Seven Waves about an email friendship between Emmi and Lee once again brings his readers a romantic story of great love…
Translation: G. Magová, Kalligram 2008
Gyorgy Dragomán – Hungarian writer and translator born in Transylvania. The author of the novel White King, which has been translated into 28 languages. The story takes place in Romania.
Translation: A. Bžoch, Artforum 2011
The novel describes a tram journey of a young woman to the building of the secret police. She reminiscences about her life on her way to the hearing. The German writer of the Romanian origin received the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2009. She repeatedly returns to the horrors and banality of evil during the Communist dictatorship.
Translation: A. Bžoch, Slovart 2006
Onno, a linguist, Mas, an astronomer and Ada, their shared girlfriend. Quiten their mutual child. The providence pulls the strings and everything leads towards the saving of one of the sacraments, which will divert the definitive destruction and damnation. Irony, black humour and light topics alternate with serious issues of the civilisation and ethics.
Translation: K. Laučíková, Ladon Publishing 2011
In the Pocket Book of Women, one can find an inexhaustible source of different types of women, who occupy one residential area in Warsaw – the kitchen mothers, queens of markets, girls in pink or homosexual confectioners. The author chooses four characters from the colourful kaleidoscope and takes the readers into their homes and lives…
Translation: F. Hruška, Kalligram 2012
The hero of the novel Amara Sirony travels to Eastern Europe to find out what has happened with her childhood friend Emanuel Orenstein. She wants to know about the life behind the Iron Curtain. She sets up for the journey in 1956, at the time when in Budapest people tried to change the fate of this part of Europe, which was agreed on at the end of the World War 2.
Translation: LCA 2011
Monika Kompaníková – was born in 1979. She graduated from the University of Arts, the department of colour graphic art and painting. She has received the prestigious Slovakian Anasoft Litera Award for her novel last year.
Translation: K. Chmel, Slovart 2011
A couple of two painters with a rather big age gap (following a careless life) find their flat burgled clean after a Museum Night. They deal with the situation by moving to Geneva. Years later however, they revisit Belgrade, once again during a Museum Night, to find out a collection of their works was installed in their flat …
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