Viktorie Hanišová
  • translator and prose writer
  • author of five books
  • more than 50,000 copies of her books sold in the Czech Republic alone

Viktorie Hanišová's books have been published in nine languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, German, Italian, Latvian, Macedonian, Spanish, with the rights sold to three more countries: Greece, Poland, and Serbia. Also English world rights have been sold (Seagull Books, India / England).


Viktorie Hanišová (born 1980) debuted in 2015 with the well-received novel Anežka /Anežka, about the dysfunctional relationship of a mother and her adoptive daughter, concealed racism and stereotyping. Her novel The Mushroom Gatherer / Houbařka (2018) looks at trauma in childhood and domestic violence. The loose trilogy of novels addressing motherhood and trauma was completed in 2019 by Reconstruction / Rekonstrukce, which is about coming to terms with a parent’s suicide. The short story collection A Long Track / Dlouhá trať, which addresses the theme of suicide, appeared in 2020. In the Spring 2021, the book of interviews on thrift and sustainable city living Concrete and Clay / Beton a hlína was published.

Viktorie Hanišová is a graduate in English and German from Charles University, Prague. She works as a translator and language teacher.