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portrait of Radka Denemarková

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Radka Denemarková

Author and translator

Radka Denemarková, a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and translator of German literature, was born in 1968 and lives in Prague. Her "Hours of Lead" received the 2019 Book of the Year Award and became a bestseller in the Czech Republic. Denemarková's work has been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2019 she was awarded the Spycher: Leuk Literature Prize for her novel "A Contribution to the History of Joy" (Hoffmann und Campe publishing house, 2019).