Original title: Další báječný rok
Druhé město, 2011
The Czech Republic's most popular writer Michal Viewegh has returned to the diary form after a five-year absence, a decision he describes with his usual eloquence. "Firstly I hope that among the unavoidable banalities my diaries contain the occasional non-banal thought, keen observation, witticism, play on words, true emotion, confession, extraordinary encounter, cheering anecdote, and so on. Secondly, I'm a passionate reader and I like to read the diaries of writers; if the diaries of today's top-selling Spanish or Norwegian writer were to appear in Czech, I'd be sure to read them. Thirdly, if my life has been banal at best, the reader has the right to ignore my diaries, right?"
The latest in the series of wonderful years is 2010, the book a fascinating and revealing new portrait of a writer at the top of his game.