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The Czech Book Award

The Czech Book Award 2019

A 28years Czech japanologist, Mrs. Anna Cima won the Czech Book Award 2019 with her novel I will wake up at Shibuya („Probudím se na Šibuji“).

At the award ceremony held on April 16, 2019 in the Mayor’s Lounge of the Municipal Library of Prague, the editor-in-chief of the Paseka publishing house, Jakub Sedláček, received the award and check for cash instead of the laureate who is on long-term stay in Japan.

In the renewed Czech Book Readers’ Award of the, the novel The Collector of Snow by journalist Jan Štifter of České Budějovice got the most of popular votes. The writer received personally a voucher for a monthly literary residence in Krakow, Poland, from a representative of the Art Institute in Prague.

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