Michal Viewegh

Michal Viewegh born 1962
novelist, author of short stories and newspaper columns and playwright
author of 29 books
awards: Báječná léta pod psa / Bliss Was it in Bohemia - Jiří Orten Prize (1993), Vybíjená / Dodgeball - Magnesia Litera Readers' Award (2006)

No. 1 best-selling Czech author, absolute leader of the sales charts over several years!

The books by Michal Viewegh have been translated so far into 24 languages, around 100 his books have been published abroad; 10 succesful feature films have been made based on the author’s work. Some of his books have also been adapted for performance on the stage, and played on many occasions. About 2 million copies of Viewegh’s books have been sold in the Czech Republic alone.

"It is high time the successor to Milan Kundera's throne was declared - and it can be no other than Michal Viewegh. Viewegh achieves a symbiosis of the substantial, the important and the entertaining. His books are intelligent yet easy to read; they are comprehensive yet simple. Unlike Kundera he takes great pleasure in experimenting with different forms of narration. None of his books is the same as any other, but his fans will always find the things they hold dear."
(Thomas Brussig, Der Spiegel)

more information is to be found on http://www.viewegh.cz

Bibliography

Opinions on a Murder / Názory na vraždu
Bliss Was it in Bohemia / Báječná léta pod psa
Thoughts of a Loving Reader / Nápady laskavého čtenáře
Bringing Up Girls in Bohemia / Výchova dívek v Čechách
Tourists on an Excursion / Účastníci zájezdu
Notes On Fatherly Love / Zapisovatelé otcovský lásky
Tales of Marriage and Sex / Povídky o manželství a o sexu
More Thoughts of a Loving Reader / Nové nápady laskavého čtenáře
Smorgasbords or: What We´re Like / Švédské stoly aneb Jací jsme
A Woman's Novel / Román pro ženy
The Wonderful Years Under Klaus / Báječná léta s Klausem
The Case of Unfaithful Klára / Případ nevěrné Kláry
Serving Two Masters / Na dvou židlích
Dodgeball / Vybíjená
The Creative Writing Lesson / Lekce tvůrčího psaní
A Wonderful Year – A Diary for 2005 / Báječný rok – Deník 2005
Angels of the Everyday / Andělé všedního dne
Short Fairy Tales for Tired Parents / Krátké pohádky pro unavené rodiče
A Men´s Novel / Román pro muže
Tales of Love / Povídky o lásce
Eco-Wife / Biomanželka
Another Wonderful Year / Další báječný rok
The Mafia in Prague / Mafie v Praze
The Big Freeze from Prague Castle / Mráz přichází z Hradu
My Life after Life / Můj život po životě
Back in the Game / Zpátky ve hře
Eco-Husband / Biomanžel
Moonlighting / Melouch
God in a Renault / Bůh v renaultu