For Czech readers, popular British author Simon Mawer calls his latest novel in Prague Prague Spring. At the Dobrovský bookstore in Wenceslas Square, the stormy book of 1968 will also be signed by interested parties.
Mawer Prague Spring has enjoyed favorable reviews in Britain. The optimism of 1968 and its sudden end after the invasion of the troops of the Pact of Warsaw map the author with the eyes of the British trio, that is in a stormy period in Prague. The Czech publisher characterizes the book as an intelligent, attractive and sensual novel that confirms that Mawer is one of the most talented contemporary writers of historical espionage fiction.
Mawer dealt with the Czech kingdoms in several of his books. His novel Glass Room inspired by the turbulent fate of the famous village of Tugendhat in Brno, he won the 2009 winner's prize-winning finalist award, which is a prestigious award for Anglo-American literature. In the spring of 2019, the film is due to be premiered by director Julius Sevcik, who also published in Czech.
In the Czech environment, Glass Room one Prague Spring is also the story of Mawer's earlier novel Dwarf of Mendel. It tells the story of the founder of modern genetics, the priest and the abbot of the Augustinian monastery Johann Gregor Mendel. He became more familiar with his character even during his first visit to the Czech Republic, more than two decades ago; Czech readers then mount repeatedly. also Dwarf of Mendel was nominated for the Man Booker Prize.
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