Petra Dvořáková
  • prose writer and screenwriter
  • author of two books of non-fiction, three books for children and four books of fiction for adults

Petra Dvořáková came to public attention with her first book, a series of interviews entitled Transformed Dreams / Proměněné sny, for which she won the Magnesia Litera prize for a work of journalism in 2007. Two years later she published her second book I Am Hunger /Já jsem hlad, which is about a struggle with anorexia nervosa. In 2013 she published Julie and Words / Julie mezi slovy, her first book for children, which was awarded the Golden Ribbon prize (for a work of fiction for young readers) and the Teachers’ Prize (for her contribution to encouraging reading among children); this book was published in Slovenia. Her other works for children is Flouk and Lila / Flouk a Líla (2015) and Everyone has a line to hold /Každý má svou lajnu (2017). In 2016 she published her first fiction book for adults – triptych of stories The Net / Sítě, in 2018 the second one appeared – novel The Village / Dědina. Her latest novel The Surgeon / Chirurg came out in 2019, followed in 2020 with the novella Crows / Vrány.

As well as writing the series Tales from the Park / Pohádky z Parku for Czech Radio, she has written many screenplays for programmes for young viewers of Czech Television.