by Bianca BELLOVÁ
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Pub Date 11 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 01 Mar 2022
A Note From the Publisher
The Lake won the Czech national Magnesia Litera Book of the Year Award and European Prize for Literature. It has been translated into over twenty languages.
Alex Zucker has translated novels by the Czech authors Bianca Bellová, Petra Hůlová, Jáchym Topol, J. R. Pick, Magdaléna Platzová, Tomáš Zmeškal, Josef Jedlička, Heda Margolius Kovály, Patrik Ouředník, and Miloslava Holubová. He has also Englished stories, plays, subtitles, young adult and children’s books, song lyrics, reportages, essays, poems, philosophy, art history, and an opera. His translation of Petra Hůlová’s Three Plastic Rooms and Jáchym Topol’s The Devil’s Workshop received Writing in Translation awards from English PEN, and in 2010 he won the National Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association for his translation of Petra Hůlová’s debut novel, All This Belongs to Me. Alex is a past cochair of the Translation Committee at PEN America, and his collaboration with the Authors Guild has thus far resulted in the first national survey of working conditions for literary translators in the U.S., the creation of a Translators Group within the Guild, and the Guild’s first model contract for literary translation. More at alexjzucker.com.
Winer of European Union Prize for Literature
Translated into over 20 languages
First English Translation by award-winning translator Alex Zucker
Awarded with the Magnesia Litera Prize as Best Book of 2016
‘The fresh water of Czech literature’ – Hospodářské Noviny
‘One of the most remarkable books of the last years.’ – Mladá Fronta dnes
‘A criticism of the Soviet Union, of extinction, of the modern world. Written in such colourful way that one at times seems the stand in front of Andrej Tarkovsky’s camera.’ – Krájské Listy
The book is part of Parthian's Carnival of Voices Creative Europe programme. The author will visit the UK in the early Summer of 2022 as part of a Czech Arts supported reading tour. Preview copies are now available.
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