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       •  In Memoriam Milan Macháček

           The death of one of the foremost Czech translators and book editors, Milan Macháček, on

           May 18, 2017 at the age of nearly 56 years is a grave loss for the Czech publishing world.

           Milan Macháček, specialized in English and Czech literature, worked since the demise of

           communism ten years as the managing editor of the translation section of Mladá Fronta, where

           he founded the Modern World Literature series, and since 2000 at the literary publishing house

           Paseka.

           Interested in the literature from many parts of the world, he published works of – to name just

           a few, among others - David Grossman, Gustav Herling-Grudzinsky, Czesław Miłosz, Alice

           Monroe, Vladimir Nabokov, Amos Oz, Salman Rushdie, Susan Sontag, Italo Svevo, Andrzej

           Stasiuk, Ludmila Ulitskaya, and not to forget, Viktor Klemperer’ s Diaries.

           His work has been highly praised. He received a prestigious prize for his excellent editorial work

           of many years, as well as various prizes for individual translations.

           His first publisher, Vladimír Pistorius, who had worked with him for sixteen years since 1990

           (first at MF and later at Paseka), remembers him warmly as an “inspiring, extraordinarily

           erudite, deep and modest person, who had succeeded in creating around him the apparently

           best editorial team of his time”.














































The program of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) supports translations of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages.

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2014




The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) supports East-West, West-East and East-East European language translations of cannonical texts and contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies.

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2013




           The Academic - Cultural centre SPUI 25 together with the Romanian Cultural Institute in

           Brussels organise a debate with the renown Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu at SPUI 25 on

           16 May 2012 at 16.30 hrs.



The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) supports East-West, West-East and East-East European language translations of cannonical texts and contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies.

Deadline for applications: 25 March 2012





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Application deadline: April 15, 2011


          Application deadline: April 30, 2011



The program of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) supports East-West, West-East and East-East translations in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. Deadline: February 11, 2011





Since December 1, 2009 the Czech Literature Portal has its English version, new structure and graphic design.


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The Binger Film Lab and the Amsterdam Writers Residency Program offers writers the

opportunity to work on one of their own (un)published texts and adapt it into a film script.

The residency aims at writers under contract with a publishing house in their country of origin and who speak and write a sufficient level of English. The deadline of the new call for applications: 1 December 2009