Jiří Hájíček

Jiří Hájíček

born 1967, prose writer, author of eight books

Fish Blood / Rybí krev — 20,000 copies sold; Rustic Baroque / Selský baroko — 12,000 copies sold; The Rainstick / Dešťová hůl — 13.000 copies sold (in 6 months after the publication)

awards: Rustic Baroque — Magnesia Litera for Prose (2006); Fish Blood — Magnesia Litera Book of the Year (2013), Finnegan’s List (2013); The Rainstick (2016) — Book of the Year 2016 in the prestigious Lidové noviny poll, shortlisted for the Czech Book Prize (to be announced in May, 2017)

books published in 8 languages: English, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Belarussian and Bulgarian; rights sold to Estonia and Ukraine

in September 2016, the feature film based on the novel The Green Horses Rustlers / Zloději zelených koní was premiered in the Czech Republic • in October 2016, short story Lion Cubs / Lvíčata from the book Memories of a Village Dance / Vzpomínky na jednu vesnickou tancovačku was published in Best European Fiction 2017 (Dalkey Archive Press, USA)

 

more on www.hajicek.info


Selected bibliography

The Green Horse Rustlers / Zloději zelených koní
Mainstream Adventurers / Dobrodruzi hlavního proudu
The Wooden Knife / Dřevěný nůž
Rustic Baroque / Selský baroko
Football Diaries / Fotbalové deníky
Fish Blood / Rybí krev
Memories of a Village Dance / Vzpomínky na jednu vesnickou tancovačku
The Rainstick / Dešťová hůl