Czech poet, critic, dissident and diplomat Jiří Gruša has died in Germany, where he lived, while undergoing a heart operation. The Prague Post last talked to Gruša in 2009. A transcript of the interview is included below. Gruša was born in Pardubice and later moved to Prague, where he moved in dissident in literary circles. [...]
Monthly Archives: October 2011
A roundup of the latest literary stories from around the Internet.
The UK’s 90s pop throwback kings rock the Golden City
Litteraria Pragensia will launch Vincent Farnsworth’s Selected Poems, Theremin Oct. 24 at 7:30 at Gallery Velryba; Opatovická 156/24, Prague 1 (in the back room of Kavárna Velryba), coinciding with the opening of a new exhibition by artist Karl Bielik.
One of the most outstanding translators of Central European literature into English, Ewald Osers, has died at the age of 94.
Tomas Transtromer has just been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.
A roundup of the most interesting literary news from around the web.