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25 May 2006 00:00 - 00:00

Povídky – Short Stories by Czech Women

Young women drift through Prague wondering about unplanned pregnancies, a child’s reflections on the Christian concept of sinfulness lead him to resolve to sin ‘just a little bit’, drunken men banter over interminable card games, teenage girls smoke in school toilets, and a woman’s salvation comes in the unexpected form of pickled men’s buttocks.


Edited by Nancy Hawker

Bringing together authors of different generations, styles and backgrounds – including, for the first time in an English translation, two stories by Czech Roma – this collection expresses women’s multiple perspectives on social and intimate issues with by turns caustic and sensitive insight into human nature.


Nancy Hawker is reading Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Raised in France and the Czech Republic, she has studied English, French, Czech, Hebrew and Arabic literature.




Svatava Antošová

Alexandra Berková

Tera Fabiánová

Viola Fischerová

Sabrina Karasová

Květa Legátová

Erika Olahová

Magdaléna Platzová

Lenka Reinerová

Kateřina Rudčenková

Kateřina Sidonová

Věra Stiborová

Alena Vostrá

Anna Zonová

Nicole Balmer

Alexandra Büchler

David Chirico

Mark Corner

Craig Cravens

Kathleen Hayes

Madelaine Hron

Charles Sabatos


Price: £9.99


Date of publishing: 25 May 06


Two of the authors – Magdalena Platzova and Alexandra Berkova - will read from the book on 24 August 06 at the Embassy of the Czech Republic.


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


25 May 2006 00:00 - 00:00


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