Jan Němec

Jan Němec b. 1981; author of three books; graduated in Religious Studies and Sociology from Masaryk University in Brno, where he is now a postgraduate; works as an editor at Host Publishers and Host literary monthly, contributes also to the Respekt weekly; nominated for the Jiří Orten Prize for his prose début Game for Four Hands / Hra pro čtyři ruce (2009). For his first novel A History of Light / Dějiny světla (2013) he received Czech Book Award (2014) and European Union Prize for Literature (2014) and was shortlisted for Magnesia Litera in the Prose category (2014) and Josef Škvorecký Prize (2014).

A History of Light is being translated into 9 languages.

Selected bibliography

A History of Light / Dějiny světla