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Petr Hruška: It’s Never Said

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: February 7, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00

Publishers Host have just issued Nikde není řečeno (It’s Never Said), a new poetry collection by Petr Hruška. The Ostrava native works as a literary historian at the Institute of Czech Literature at the Czech Academy of Sciences and as well as poetry (such as Obývací nepokoje/ Living Discomforts, Auta vjíždějí do lodí/ Cars Boarding a Boat, Darmata) also writes prose (the collection Jedna věta/ One Sentence for Revolver Revue, columns for Respekt and the online Bubeník Revolveru). Hruška’s books do not come out frequently and his behaviour occasionally sparks a rumpus, such as most recently when he quit the jury of the State Literature Prize in protest at a deal with the Communists that allowed for the formation of the current Czech government.

Both Hruška’s latest book and his views will be presented during the evening, while introducing the new collection will be Adin Ljuca, a Bosnian poet, prose author, translator and theatre director resident in Prague, and Radovan Lipus, creator of the TV documentary series Šumná města.

The book (boasting visual art by Jakub Špaňhel) will be available to buy at the venue. 


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