Public readings will take place on the premises of the French, Polish and Hungarian Institutes, in the Czech Centre and in the Sofia University Theatre Alma Alter. Extracts from the Czech literature will be read in the Czech Centre and in the Alma Alter Theatre. Participating publishers will prepare selling exhibitions of their books at designated places; visitors can also obtain a stamp with the Literature Night logo for a special competition and win a book at the final after party.
Translation: Anželina Penčevé
Writer, translator and playwright Milan Kundera, the internationally most successful and most translated author of the Czech origin, has lived in France since 1978. His second novel Život je jinde (Life is Elsewhere) was published in February 2012 by the Sofia Colibri Publishers (translated by Anzelina Penceve). Kudnera wrote his book in French and published it in 1973; it was published in Czech, just as his consequent novels, in Toronto in 1978. The novel carries a strong theme of a person, who ‘face-to-face’ with the ‘great’ history ceases to know what to do with himself and becomes a desperate man – derailed and dangerous to himself as well as to his surroundings.
Translation: Margarita Kjurkčieva, Ergo
Jan Jandourek is a contemporary writer and essayist. He graduated from the Catholic Theology Faculty and Sociology Faculty in Prague. He is on the editorial of the review for Christianity and Culture named Souvislosti (Connections), and writes regularly for Lidové Noviny newspaper, Literární Noviny newspaper and Anno Domini magazine. The axis of Když do pekla, tak na pořádné kobyle is a story of a young Catholic cleric, who experiences the so-called ‘Velvet Revolution’ in the environment of a Theology Seminar. Together with the revolution of the entire society he experiences personal change as well. Jandourek visited Sofia on the invitation by the Czech Centre in 2010, at the presentation of the Bulgarian publishing of his book (translation by Margarita Kjurkcieva, Ergo Publishers).
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