Petra Soukupová
  • prose writer and script writer
  • author of five books of fiction for adults, and two books for children
  • more than 85,000 copies of her books sold in the Czech Republic alone

Petra Soukupová´s books have been published in eight languages (Slovenian, Polish, Italian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian, Bosnian and Macedonian), rights have been sold to Serbia, Albania and Russia.

For her first novel To the Seaside / K moři she was awarded the Jiří Orten Prize and shortlisted for the Magnesia Litera Prize for prose and the Josef Škvorecký Prize (all in 2008). In 2009, she was shortlisted for the Josef Škvorecký Prize again, this time for her second book To Disappear / Zmizet; this book was awarded the main Magnesia Litera prize for The Book of the Year 2010. Petra Soukupová also received two important domestic prizes for her film scripts.

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