Matěj Hořava’s book Distilled Spirit. Stories from Banat has been translated into four languages (Bulgarian, Polish, Macedonian and Hungarian) and he received Magnesia Litera in the Newcomer of the Year category (2015) and Czech Book Prize (2015) for it.
Matěj Hořava (b. 1980) lives abroad. He has published poems and short works of prose in the magazines Tvar, Weles, Host and Respekt.