Radka Denemarková: Hodiny z olova. Brno: Host, 2019.

Latest Magnesia Litera Prize

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 and social strata. A Czech businessman, his wife and teenage daughter, a Russian diplomat, French writer, student of calligraphy, chef and many other protagonists…

Magnesia Litera Prize – Book of the Year 2019
Literary Prize of Styria 2022 (Austria)

Jako by se to všechno stalo včera (2021, CS-DE)

Latest Book

As If It All Happened Yesterday

On the basis of a memoirs, legacy, and messages written by survivers ot the Nazi persecution, a book with a remarkable essay about Holocaust by Radka Denemarková and portraits by Karel Cudlín has been published by the Czech-German Fund for the Future on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Second World War.

Essay about Holocaust & Endless Night Conversation

Radka Denemarková: Příspěvek k dějinám radosti (2014)

A Contribution to the History of Joy

The body of a wealthy middle-aged businessman is found in his luxury villa in Prague. Initially nothing suggests foul play but the man’s widow insists it couldn’t possibly be suicide.
Spycher: Literary Prize Leuk 2019 (Switzerland)

Radka Denemarková: MY 2 (2014)

US 2

In 2014, two people meet in Prague. Ema and Tony. Ema is on the run from her unhappy marriage, Tony is a popular hairdresser. They both desire to be liked by men…

Radka Denemarková: Spací vady (2012)

Sleeping Disorders

A black comedy, involving Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Ivana T. in heaven discussing literature and the posthumous fate of their writing.

Radka Denemarková: Kobold (2011)


Kobold is a double novel – two stories in one, water and fire, two elements in one. It is left to the reader to decide which part to read first, and the link between the stories and characters is revealed only gradually.

Radka Denemarková: Smrt nebudeš se báti, aneb příběh Petra Lébla. Host, 2008.

Death, Thou Shall Not Be Afraid: The Story of Petr Lébl

A documentary novel about Petr Lébl (1965–1999), theatre director, stage designer, actor, and former art director of the Na zábradlí Theatre.
Magnesia Litera Prize

Radka Denemarková: Peníze od Hitlera (2006)

Money from Hitler

16-year-old Gita Lauschmannová, who grew up in a German-speaking, assimilated Jewish family in a Czech village, returns from a Nazi concentration camp at the end of the war.
Magnesia Litera Prize, Usedom Literary Prize, and Georg Dehio Prize

The Devil by the Nose

Theatre director Petr Buch returns to Prague after decades in German exile to stage a new play by Birgit Stadtherrová, anxious to find out how she discovered his darkest secret.

Evald Schorm: An Enemy to Himself

A monograph on Czech theatre and film director Evald Schorm.