The kindness of a swallow
carries more weight than
the laws of rulers.
– A Contribution to the History of Joy
Photo by Tobias Böhm
Radka Denemarková is a Czech novelist, dramatist, scenarist, essayist, translator of German literature, and creative writing teacher. Four-time Magnesia Litera prize winner – for prose, non-fiction, translation and Book of the Year 2019.
A comprehensive novel inspired by author’s stays in China.
The same decisive sentence will strike into fate of families of different generations from several European countries and social strata. A Czech businessman, his wife and teenage daughter, a Russian diplomat, French writer, student of calligraphy, chef and many other protagonists…