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Wolfgang Huber-Lang: Autorin: Olympia hat „einen einzigen Sieger: Xi Jinping“. Salzburger Nachrichten, 3. 2. 2022.

“This is my life’s work,” says Radka Denemarková. “I have taken stock in this book of everything I have understood and not understood in my 50 years up to that point. I wrote as if it were the last.” The Czech author spent five years writing “Hours of Lead”, it was finished in 2018 and became a bestseller and book of the year in her home country the following year. Now the German translation is available. Tonight Denemarková will read from the novel in Vienna.

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Radka Denemarková: Stunden aus Blei. Novel. Translated from Czech by Eva Profousová. 880 pp., hardcover, EUR 32,90 (Verlag Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg)

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