Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau

We must not forget

We still live in a civilized cultural society that made the Holocaust possible. And it didn’t stop it. When the Holocaust occurred, people refused to believe the facts before their eyes. Even today, our perception … Read more »

U Čechiv. Antologija sučasnogo opovidannja. A-ba-ba-ga-la-ma-ga, Kyjev 2021.

“Czechs: An Anthology of Contemporary Czech Short Stories” in Ukrainian

У чехів. Антологія сучасного чеського оповідання. А-ба-ба-га-ла-ма-га, Київ 2021. U Čechiv. Antologija sučasnogo českogo opovidannja. A-ba-ba-ga-la-ma-ga, Kyjev 2021. Czechs: An Anthology of Contemporary Czech Short Stories in Ukrainian language. Short story by Radka Denemarková: Chiži … Read more »

Radka Denemarková (foto: Martina Spěváčková)

Interview on DVTV

INTERVIEW. Denemarková: We have more and more totalitarian regimes. We have reduced democracy to a business. Interview with Daniela Drtinová. DVTV, 3/14/2022. “All the dictators of the world, including Putin, respond only to force. They … Read more »

Against Russian aggression! | 3Kino Centrále

Ukrainianist Lenka Víchová, writer Radka Denemarková and Jan Denemark. 3Kino Centrále, 10. 3. 2022.

Lenka Víchová: “I know that Ukrainians will stand for it.”
Radka Denemarková: “We still can’t put morality above politics.”
Jan Denemark: “Solidarity and people helping each other is an incredible thing!”

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the transparent account of the non-profit organization Post Bellum, which provides aid to Ukraine.

Reading in Kiel, Germany

❤Thank you for an intense evening at a challenging time. With an incredibly receptive audience of a sold out hall. I first visited the literary house of the German city of Kiel seventeen years ago. A team of people who understand literature keeps this oasis of humanism at a high level to this day.

Literaturhaus Schleswig-Holstein Live from Literaturhaus SH on Vimeo.

Internationales Literaturfestiva Berlin (logo)

No War!

Statement on Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine. Initiative of International Literature Festival Berlin. It is not acceptable that more than eighty years after the Munich Agreement, threats of invasion of foreign sovereign territory are again on … Read more »

Radka Denemarková v Fokusu Václava Moravce (16. 2. 2021)

Kulturmontag | ÖRF

Radka Denemarková as a guest on Austrian TV ÖRF, 7 February 2022. While the Olympic Games in China have long been celebrated within the country’s own borders as the final crowning glory of an emerging … Read more »


New Year’s message

I wish the new year a cool head worldwide, clear mind, bold thinking and the protection of human rights and freedoms. The truth at this time is so hazy and hidden, and the lie so … Read more »

Číst Havla/Reading Havel

Reading Havel

In the frame of the project Reading Havel, Radka Denemarková shared her thoughts on Václav Havel and read an excerpt of his essay A Word about Words. The aim of the project READING HAVEL is … Read more »

Konference v počest Ivana M. Havla 11. 11. 2021

Conference in honour of Ivan M. Havel

Radka Denemarková attends a conference in honor of Ivan M. Havel. Ivan M. Havel (October 11, 1938–25 April 2021) was a man of many interests, his strength consisting, among other things, in his ability to … Read more »

Radka Denemarková: Spací vady jako audiokniha

Sleeping Disorders now available as audiobook!

The black comedy Sleeping Disorders (Spací vady, 2012) is now available as audiobook! Czech language version Read by: Taťjana Medvecká, Jitka Ježková a Lucie Pernetová More information: https://www.supraphonline.cz/album/660130-denemarkova-spaci-vady/cd-mp3 Buy

Radka Denemarková (Knjige pod jelkami, 17. 12. 2020)

Literature can give a voice to people who do not have a voice

As part of the ‘Authors and Writers’ interview series presented by Slovenian translator Tatjana Jamnik, Czech writer Radka Denemarková speaks about her work, her relationship with demanding literature, reading and readers, human rights and spiritual poverty. Online discussion: … Read more »

Literature on the Border (video)

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.

Dopis Radky Denemarkové Sjarheji Cichanouskému

Letter to Siarhei Tsikhanouski

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 »

Reading: Zürich liest (German)

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.

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Protest in support for Polish women, Zurich (Radka Denemarková)

Control over women’s bodies

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 »

Božená Němcová (foto Jan Vilímek)

Božena Němcová on Freedom

“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 »