Radka Denemarková′s literary work, considered – quite rightly – one of the most remarkable Czech authors, has been translated into more than twenty languages. Polish readers can get acquainted with her works for many years thanks to the translator Olga Czernikow. Moderator: Agata Wróbel. Czech subtitles.
Although more than three-quarters of a century have passed since the end of World War II, its witnesses still live, who can prove with their personal testimony the horrors of the time. The Czech-German Fund … Read more »
In the interview with Anna Maślanka and Lukasz Grzesiczak for the Aspen Review, Radka Denemarková speaks about the pandemics, politics and importance of not lying. “In the age of a pandemic, however, I do see … Read more »
Radka Denemarková has joined authors’ readings for the dead of the corona pandemic at the International Literature Festival Berlin. The international literature festival berlin [ilb] calls on individuals, schools, universities, cultural institutions and media to … Read more »
Presentation on Radka Denemarková by Ruth Fraňková, published in The Czech Books You Must Read series, Radio Prague International (24. 2. 2021). Radka Denemarková is one of the most widely translated contemporary Czech authors. She … Read more »
Where does civic obedience end? What will make the people rise? What are the chances of the uprising in democracy? ‘Fokus Václava Moravce’ TV show on the topic of Civil Disobedience, February 16th, 2021 on … Read more »
The Romanian publishing house Casa Cărții de Știință published a translation of the novel Peníze od Hitlera (Money from Hitler), translated by Anca Irina Ionescu. Radka Denemarková: Bani de la Hitler. Translated by Anca Irina … Read more »
Recently, the dark comedy Sleeping disorders has been translated by Tatjana Jamnik and published by KUD Police Dubove, Slovenia. Radka Denemarková: Spalne hibe.Translated by Tatjana Jamnik. KUD Police Dubove, Vnanje Gorice 2020. In an interview … Read more »
On January 22, Radka Denemarková was a guest of 90’ ČT24 (beginning at 43:18). In the program, which this time was dedicated to the miniseries produced by ČT – Božena, Denemarková spoke about the role … Read more »
“The virus benefits the mafia thinking and organized crime of oligarchs who only think of their own companies. And the arrogant power inadvertently reveals the intention: to completely control life, to bone everything different, independent, … Read more »
An Interview with Radka Denemarková by Jon Cho-Polizzi Jon Cho-Polizzi: In Kobold (2011), the last novel in your trilogy, you speak of people who behave like kobolds: “highly intelligent, but lacking in any emotional intelligence and social … Read more »
Dear Siarhei Tsikhanouski, You are a living portrait of defiance and pride for me. What was considered unthinkable and unpronounceable yesterday has become a reality in a short time. Humanity and human rights, freedom and … Read more »
Aspen Review (03/2020) cover story by Radka Denemarková: The Country Where People Trust Their Government and the Government Trusts its People In Taiwan, I had a chance to see what really matters in a democracy. … Read more »
Radka Denemarková reading from her novel Money from Hitler.
Three women, three books, and a brunch
The writers Radka Denemarková, Evelina Lambreva Jecker and Lea Catrina read from their books, the host is Dana Grigorcea.
The brunch is part of the monthly benefit readings that Dana Grigorcea has been holding in Zurich for the last five years for the benefit of the refugees.
The struggle of women in Poland, which these days are demonstrating against the return to the Middle Ages, is a struggle of all women in the world. It is a fight for human rights. Hours … Read more »
“Freedom does not grow on a hillside, it is not walled up somewhere, it is not held in custody so that its shackles can be torn, you do not invoke freedom, and where it grows, … Read more »
Radka Denemarková’s novel A Contribution to the History of Joy is published in Spanish by the prestigious Galaxia Gutenberg publishing house. Radka Denemarková: Contribución a la historia de la alegría. Translated by Montse Tutusaus. Galaxia Gutenberg, … Read more »
From August to January, Radka Denemarková is on a writer’s fellowship in Switzerland, where she is writing her next novel. She received an invitation from the LANDIS & GYR STIFTUNG Foundation following last year’s prestigious … Read more »
In July 2020, the anthology Guerrilla der Aufklärung / Guerilla of Enlightenment was published by Verlag für moderne Kunst (Vienna, Austria). Over the years, there has always been evidence of artistic practice proving that artists raise … Read more »
Photo by Soňa Pokorná Interview by Filip Noubel, published in Global Voices, 9th July 2020. “Czech society hasn’t begun to face its pre-1989 [the end of communism, also known as the Velvet Revolution] past. And … Read more »
The online interview with Radka Denemarková held by the director of the Czech Center Milano, Simona Calboli, and by the translator and university professor of the University of Padua, Alessandro Catalano. Chiara Macconi, professor at … Read more »
Video with English subtitles
Interview with Anita Musioł in English. Published in the Polish journal Przekrój, 8. 4. 2020. Read interview
One more note regarding certain issues. It was easier for the Taiwanese authorities to act because the public was eager to follow the measures rapidly put in place by the state. Most Taiwanese experienced SARS, … Read more »
Don’t forget that in January, no one knew about the virus, we had no reliable information. Totalitarian China kept all information secret (what is shocking is the case of Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who … Read more »
Because I am getting more and more questions from the Czech Republic about COVID-19, I asked my amazing assistant to publish here my experience about the epidemic in Taiwan. Taiwan belongs to a list of … Read more »
The Asymptote Journal published a short fragment of Radka Denemarkova´s newest book „Hours of Lead“.
Leuk Literature Prize was this year awarded to Radka Denemarkova. The Schloss Leuk Foundation, which has expedited the reconstruction of the medieval castle at the same-named community of Oberwallis, has initiated a number of socio-cultural … Read more »
In memory of the poet H. C. Artmann the city of Salzburg in cooperation with the Literaturhaus Salzburg has been awarding the H. C. Artmann Grant since 2008. The awarded artists are entitled to two- … Read more »
One short essay about the Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller (in Czech language only).
Interview with Filip Noubel in the online platform Asymptote. Interview
Radka Denemarková talks about the German translation “A Contribution to the History of Joy”. Video in German language.
The Czech Republic is the leading Participant at Leipzig Book Fair 2019. We bring you an overview of events attended by Radka Denemarková. March 21st, 2019 (10:15 AM – 11 AM) Radka Denemarková: A Contribution … Read more »
View the Video in Czech Language Hours of Lead 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 … Read more »
Take a look at the photos from the book launch of Hours of Lead / Hodiny z olova, which took place on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Lucerna Gallery in Prague. Fotoreport: book launch … Read more »
A comprehensive interview with Kateřina Mázdrová was published in Czech magazine Respekt (05.01.2019). Not only about the new novel Hodiny z olova / Hours of Lead. „The book is written from the perspective of my experiences while staying in … Read more »
Radka Denemarková is a new “Graz City Writer” (Austria) from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018. There were of 61 applications from 29 countries in total. In the explanatory statement of the jury: “The Prague writer Radka … Read more »
PRAGUE. Městská knihovna Praha, Wednesday 25th January 2017, 7 p.m. Talking about books-friends living on the wooden shelves of the library, in the vicinity of which Radka Denemarková lives and works, and about a wonder … Read more »
PRAGUE. Presidential Lounge of the Rudolfinum, 18th December 2016, at 10 a.m. WALD Press publisher was founded in 1995 in the honour of František Wald (1861-1930), professor of theoretical chemistry and metallurgy, and Dean of the Czech … Read more »
Peníze od Hitlera (Money from Hitler) Spanish edition: El dinero de Hitler. Translated by Elena Buixaderas. Galaxia Gutenberg, Barcelona 2015. Rights sold to: Sweden, Macedonia, France, China, and Serbia. Příspěvek k dějinám radosti (A Contribution to … Read more »
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The novel Contribution to the History of joy is nominated for the Czech Book Award 2015! VOTE HERE. Deadline: 12th May 2015. Award winners will be announced on 14th May, 5 p.m., at the Book … Read more »
CZECH RADIO VLTAVA. Telefonotéka, 23. 3. 2015 at 9:30. On Monday, 23rd March 2015, Radka Denemarková will be a guest of TELEFONOTÉKA on the Czech Radio Vltava station (live broadcast from 9:30 to 11:20). Telephone … Read more »