Petr Šesták
  • prose writer
  • author of three books


Petr Šesták was born in 1981 into a Czech-Jewish family in the Sudetenland of south Moravia. He is a graduate in Czech from the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague. After he tried his luck in London, love led him to Paris. He went on to teach Czech in Lviv, Ukraine. He has written screenplays for a travel show broadcast on Czech Television and was involved in its filming in Mongolia and islands of the French West Indies. For two years, he lived in a motor home as he travelled about Europe with a mobile exhibition of photographs. His experiences of the nomadic life are captured in the poetic, philosophical travel book A Nomad’s Gallery / Kočovná galerie (Paper Jam, 2014). His volume of short stories The Hunt / Štvanice (Dauphin, 2015) also draws on his stays abroad. Continuity in the Park / Kontinuita parku Host, 2021) is his first novel. Petr Šesták now lives mainly in Prague. He runs an analogue photo booth and organizes cultural events in Mikulov.