Books in translation published in 2020

This spring most areas of human activity were paralysed by the coronavirus, practically worldwide. Regrettably, book publishing, too, has been affected.


Faced with very new challenges, most publishers have adjusted their schedules to today’s reality by postponing dates of publication; in rare cases, a publisher has cancelled a translation for which an agreement was in place.  

Many more of our authors’ titles than appear on the up-to-date, continuously updated list below were due to be published abroad this year. But let us sound a note of optimism – this autumn we have a nice number of Czech books in translation to look forward to!

Books in translation published in 2020:

Petra Soukupová: Pod sněhem / Pod snegom, Ammonite Books, Serbia, translated by Alexandra Cimpl Simeonović, January

Jiří Hájíček: Rybí krev / Riblja krv, Ammonite Books, Serbia, translated by Alexandra Cimpl Simeonović, January

Martin Fahrner: Steiner aneb Co jsme dělali / Непобедливата седумка, Muza, Macedonia, translated by Igor Stanojoski, January

Viktorie Hanišová: Houbařka / Печуркарката, Muza, Macedonia, translated by Igor Stanojoski, January

Daniel Petr: Sestra smrt / Сестра смрт, Drushtvo za uslugi NORSHA DOOEL Skopje, Macedonia, translated by Dragan Georgievski, March

Alena Mornštajnová: Tiché roky / Тивки години, Muza, Macedonia, translated by Igor Stanojoski, May

Petra Soukupová: Nejlepší pro všechny / Najboljše za vse, Celjska Mohorjeva Družba, Slovenia, translated by Nives Vidrih, May

Vratislav Maňák: Rubikova kostka / Кубчето на Рубик, Izida, Bulgaria, translated by Vasili Samoklev, May

Michal Ajvaz: Zlatý věk / Altın Çağ, Cinar, Turkey, translated by Sevda Deniz Karali, June

Iva Hadj Moussa: Šalina do stanice touha / Instastory, Stara Szkoła, Poland, translated by Miroslaw Śmigielski, June

Alena Mornštajnová: Hana / Hana, Wieser Verlag, Austria, translated by Raija Hauck, June

Alena Mornštajnová: Hana, Ninawa, Syria, translated by Mohamed Mansour, July

Alena Mornštajnová: Slepá mapa / Pusta mapa, Amaltea, Poland, translated by Agata Wróbel, August

Viktorie Hanišová: Rekonstrukce / Реконструкција, Muza, Macedonia, translated by Igor Stanojoski, August

Irena Dousková: Medvědí tanec / Hašek, a medve, Kalligram, Hungary, translated by Csoma Borbála, September

Alena Mornštajnová: Tiché roky / Tihe godine, Hena Com, Croatia, translated by Sanja Milićević Armada, September

Alena Mornštajnová: Hana / Hana, Parthian Books, Great Britain, translated by Julia Sherwood, October

Irena Dousková: O bílých slonech / Die weißen Elefanten, Balaena, Germany, translated by Mirko Kraetsch, October

Alena Mornštajnová: Hana / Hana, Aktuell, Slovakia, translated by Miroslava Čierna, October

Petra Soukupová: Nejlepší pro všechny/ Điều tốt nhất cho tất cả, Vietnam Women's Publishing House, Vietnam, translated by Hau Pham, November

Alena Mornštajnová: Hana / Χάνα, Alexandria, Greece, translated by Kostas Tsivos, November

Petra Dvořáková: Vrány / Wrony, Stara Szkoła, Poland, translated by Miroslaw Śmigielski, November

Michal Ajvaz: Druhé město / Kitas miestas, Lithuanian Writers' Union Publishers / Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, Lithuania, translated by Vytas Dekšnys, November

(updated 27th November)

1. 9. 2020