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VIDEO: Our Man in New York (30. 11. 2017)  02/12/17

Discussion with Translator Alex Zucker. New York native Alex Zucker originally studied zoology and appeared headed for a career as a marine biologist. However, a visit to Prague shortly before the Velvet Revolution became a turning point in his life and he soon learned Czech and embarked on a career as a literary translator. Today he is one of the most prolific Czech to English translators and has won numerous awards for his translations. How is contemporary Czech literature faring in the big, mercilessly competitive world of literature in English? Writer Jáchym Topol conducted the debate with his translator. More

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PHOTO: Our Man in New York  01/12/17

Discussion with Translator Alex Zucker. New York native Alex Zucker originally studied zoology and appeared headed for a career as a marine biologist. However, a visit to Prague shortly before the Velvet Revolution became a turning point in his life and he soon learned Czech and embarked on a career as a literary translator. Today he is one of the most prolific Czech to English translators and has won numerous awards for his translations. He has introduced Anglophone readers to the work of writers such as Magdalena Platzová, Tomáš Zmeškal, Patrik Ouředník, Jáchym Topol and Petra Hůlová, whose Three Plastic Rooms, translated by Alex, is coming out this November. How is contemporary Czech literature faring in the big, mercilessly competitive world of literature in English? More

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PHOTO: Angelika Pintířová – It Falls to Me from Heaven  29/11/17

Padá mi to z nebe (It Falls to Me from Heaven) is a book of interviews with nun Angelika Pintířová of the Congregation of Sisters of Mercy of St. Charles Borromeo conducted by journalists Tomáš Kutil and Jan Paulas. Sister Angelika straddles the world of the media, youth detention centres and theatre. She belongs to both the secular world and the cloistered community and enriches both universes. More

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PHOTO: Javier Gomá: Worldly Philosophy  08/11/17

Javier Gomá (1965, Bilbao) is one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most prolific and original thinkers. The debate with Javier Gomá was chaired by Michael Žantovský while the evening was introduced by His Excellency Pedro Calvo-Sotelo Ibáñez-Martín, Spain’s Ambassador to Prague. More

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PHOTO: Ladislav Heryán: Hitchhiker on This Earth  06/11/17

The priest and Bible Studies expert Ladislav Heryán hold a debate with his friends, who also appear in his book Stopařem na této zemi (Hitchhiker on This Earth), Dana Němcová, Kateřina Jacques, Martin Bursík, and students of the Jabok Higher Vocational School on the connection between faith and the desire to participate in the creation of a free space. More

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