Simona Bohatá
  • prose writer
  • author of three books

Simona Bohatá is an author with three published novels. She spent her adolescence in Žižkov. This working-class Prague neighborhood had a great influence on her, as did the city’s music and theater scene of the 1980s. She graduated from a high school of economics. Just as she was starting her first job, she got accepted into the Song Lyrics and Scriptwriting program at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory. She has an eclectic work history, including a job at the National Library and has also worked for several private companies. She wrote merely for her own enjoyment for many years (song lyrics among other things). Máňa and the Rest of Us / Máňa a my druzí (2017), Simona Bohatá’s first work, is a gently ironic description of her childhood and adolescence in 1980s Žižkov. In 2019, she published her second book Everybody Sucks / Všichni sou trapný, which was very well received. Her latest novel Lucky Beny / Klikař Beny (2021) is a loose continuation of this book and was nominated for the Magnesia Litera prize.