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VH Human Rights Prize 2018  15/01/18

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2018 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. More

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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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22/01/18 19:00

Václav Havel: The Pig and Ela, Hela and the Hitch Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00

On how a playwright has desperately searched for a pig for a pig-killing and how old ladies hitch rides. More

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