Czech Literature in English Translation, 1987–2020 (http://bit.ly/czechlitinenglish) || Compiled by Alex Zucker
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YearISBNTitle in English TranslationIf Reissue, Original Publisher If Reissue, Original Year of PublicationFormAuthor FNAuthor LNAuthors (if more than one)Author GenderTranslator 1 FNTranslator 1 LNTranslator 2 FNTranslator 2 LNTranslators (if more than two)Translator GenderEditor FNEditor LNEditors (if more than one)PublisherCountryTitle in CzechFirst Year of Publication in Czech (section still in progress)First Publisher in Czech (section still in progress)
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2020 (November)9780811228589The Gentle BarbarianNonfiction (Memoir)BohumilHrabalMPaulWilsonMNew DirectionsUSNěžný barbar1974 (written 1973)Petlice
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2020 (January)9788024642680Why I Write? The Early Prose From 1945 to 1952Fiction (Stories)BohumilHrabalMDavidShortMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicNANANA
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20199788086264523The Tender Barbarian: Pedagogic Texts (Explosionalist texts and artwork by Vladimír Boudník)MixedBohumilHrabalMJedSlastMTwisted SpoonCzech RepublicNěžný barbar1974 (written 1973)Petlice
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20199780268106775From the Underground Church to FreedomNonfiction (Theology/Memoir)TomášHalíkMGeraldTurnerMUniversity of Notre Dame PressUSTo že byl život?: z „podzemní církve“ do labyrintu svobody2018Nakladatelství Lidové noviny
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20199788086264547A User's ManualPoetryJiříKolářMRyanScottMTwisted SpoonCzech RepublicNávod k upotřebení1969
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20199780811228954All My CatsFiction (Novella)BohumilHrabalMPaulWilsonMNew DirectionsUSAutíčko (originally included in the 1986 collection Život bez smokingu)1986Československý spisovatel
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20199781912278060The Silence of The Hippo: Black FolktalesComicsDavidBöhmM???CentralaUKTicho hrocha: Černé pohádky2009Labyrint
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20199780993446764GypsiesFiction (Novel)Karel HynekMáchaMGeoffreyChewMJantarUKCikáni1857 (written 1835)Kateřina Jeřábková
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20199788024640228The Shop on Main StreetDoubleday1970Fiction (Novel)LadislavGrosmanMIrisUrwin LewitováWKarolinum PressCzech RepublicObchod na korze1965Mladá fronta
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20199788086264516AviariesFiction (Novella)ZuzanaBrabcováWTerezaNovickáWTwisted SpoonCzech RepublicVoliéry2016Druhé město
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20199788086264479A Prague FlâneurNonfiction (Essays)VítězslavNezvalMJedSlastMTwisted SpoonCzech RepublicPražský chodec1938František Borový
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20199788024638522A Czech DreambookFiction & Nonfiction (Novel/Memoir)LudvíkVaculíkMGeraldTurnerMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicČeský snář1981PetliceColophon states: "This English translation is based upon the fifth edition of
Český snář, published in 2002, by Atlantis of Brno, Czech Republic."
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20189780930042387The Queen's Court and Green Mountain Manuscripts With Other Forgeries of the Czech RevivalFiction (forged medieval manuscript of epics, songs, poems)Václav Hanka [likely], Josef Linda [disputed] M (2)DavidCooperMMichigan Slavic PublicationsUSRukopisy Královédvorský a Zelenohorský1819
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20189780993446719And My Head Exploded: Tales of desire, delirium and decadence from fin-de-siècle PragueFiction (Anthology)Božena Benešová, Arthur Breisky, František Gellner, Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic, Miloš Marten, Richard Weiner, Julius ZeyerM (6) + W (1)GeoffreyChewMJantarUKBožena Benešová, "V soumraku" (1900) and "Dušičkova povídka" (published in MS only); Arthur Breisky, "Báseň v próse (Na okraj Ropsovy Mors syphilitica)" and "Zpověď grafomanova" (1909); František Gellner, "Můj společník z cest" (1913); Miloš Marten, Cortigiana (1911); Richard Weiner, "Prázdná židle: Rozbor nenapsané povídky" (1916–17); Julius Zeyer, "Inultus: Legenda pražská" and "El Cristo de la Luz: Legenda toledská" (1892)see previous column
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20189781845199081Literary Universe in Three Parts: Language – Fiction – ExperienceNonfiction (Literary Criticism)Petr A. Bílek, Vladimír Papoušek and David SkalickýM (3)DavidShortMSussex Academic PressUKmixed sourcesNA
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20189788090642881Onegin Was a RuskyFiction (Novel)IrenaDouskováWMelvynClarkeMPálava PublishingCzech RepublicOněgin byl Rusák 2006
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20189788090642898DodgeballFiction (Novel)MichalVieweghMDavidShortMPálava PublishingCzech RepublicVybíjená2004
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20189781911414698Maybe We’re LeavingFiction (Novel)JanBalabánMCharlesKraszewskiMGlagoslav PublicationsUKMožná že odcházíme2011
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20189788024634401The Pied PiperFiction (Novella)ViktorDykMMarkCornerMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicKrysař1915
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20189780893574802Murder Ballads and Other LegendsFiction (Stories)BohumilHrabalMTimothyWestMSlavica PublishersUSMorytáty a legendy1968
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20189788024636993Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsFiction (Novella)J. R. PickMAlexZuckerMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicSpolek pro ochranu zvířat1969
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2018B07BK8BQ85 (ASIN)Under the Spinodal CurveFiction (Story)HanušSeinerMJulieNovákováWTor.comUSPod spinodálou2016
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20189780997818475Hitler, Stalin and I: An Oral HistoryNonfiction (Memoir)HedaMargolius KovályWIvanMargoliusMDoppelHouse PressUSHitler, Stalin a já - Ústní historie dvacátého století2015
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20189788086264387DreamversePoetryJindřichŠtyrskýMJedSlastMTwisted Spoon PressCzech RepublicSny, 1925–19401941
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20189788024637280We’re Still at War: Stories of the 20th CenturyComics (Anthology)Nikkarin - Mikuláš Kroupa, Vojtěch Šeda - David Bartoň, Miloš Mazal - Adam Drda, Prokop Smetana - Mikuláš Kroupa, Martin Plško - Adam Drda, Vhrsti (Vojtěch Jurík) - David Bartoň, Václav Šlajch - Mikuláš Kroupa, Toy Box (Klára Tellnerová) - Adam Drda, Jiří Husák - Adam Drda, Jan Bažant - Mikuláš Kroupa, Tomáš Kučerovský - Mikuláš Kroupa, Branko Jelínek - Adam Drda, Petr Včelka - Mikuláš Kroupa
M (16) + W (1)Antonín Hluštík, Coilin O’Connor, Adam Prentis, Ian WilloughbyM (4)Jana Fantová, Jan PoloučekKarolinum PressCzech RepublicJeště jsme ve válce – Příběhy 20. století2011
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201797880864509712My Itinerary Has Been Monotonous for Quite a WhileNANAPoetryIvanJirousMMarekTominMTerezaPorybnáDivusUKoriginal selectionNANA
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20179781617755293Prague NoirFiction (Anthology)Martin Goffa, Štěpán Kopřiva, Miloš Urban, Jiří W. Procházka, Chaim Cigan, Ondřej Neff, Petr Stančík, Kateřina Tučková, Markéta Pilátová, Michal Sýkora, Michaela Klevisová, Petra Soukupová, Irena Hejdová, and Petr Šabach.M (9) + W (5)MiriamMargalaWPavel MandysAkashic BooksUSoriginal selectionNANA
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20179781911414674The Secret History of My Sojourn in RussiaFiction (stories) and Nonfiction (articles, letters, pamphlets)JaroslavHašekMCharlesKraszewskiMGlagoslav PublicationsUKoriginal selectionNANA
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20179788024634296Ethics, Life and Institutions: An Attempt at Popular PhilosophyNonfiction (Ethics)JanSokolMNeilCairnsMarkétaPauzerováM (1) + w (1)Karolinum PressCzech RepublicEtika, život, instituce: Pokus o praktickou filosofii2014
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20179780993377396Three Plastic RoomsFiction (Novel)PetraHůlováWAlexZuckerMJantar PublishingUKUmělohmotný třípokoj2006
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2017B06XR8L8PZ (ASIN)HexagrammatonFiction (Story)HanušSeinerMJulieNovákováWTor.comUSHexagramaton2013
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20179788085845754Dreams From Beyond: Anthology of Czech Speculative FictionFiction (Anthology)Pavel Renčín, Petra Slováková, Jaroslav Mostecký, Jan Kotouč, Jaroslav Veis, Tomáš Petrásek, Julie Nováková, Vilma Kadlečková, Lucie Lukačovičová, Hanuš SeinerM (6) + W (4)Darren Baker, Tomáš Lorman, Dominik Jůn, Lucie Mikolajková, Julie NovákováW (2) + M (3)JulieNovákováNová vlnaCzech Republicoriginal selectionNANA
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20179781943150120Angel StationFiction (Novel)JáchymTopolMAlexZuckerMDalkey Archive PressUSAnděl1995
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20179788024634258The Well at Morning: Selected Poems, 1925–1971PoetryBohuslavReynekMJustinQuinnMKarolinum PressCzech Republicoriginal selectionNANA
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20179788086264509AberrantFiction (Novel)MarekŠindelkaMNathanFieldsMTwisted Spoon PressCzech RepublicChyba2013
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20169780268100728I Want You to Be: On the God of LoveNonfiction (Theology)TomášHalíkMGeraldTurnerMUniversity of Notre Dame PressUSChci, abys byl: Křesťanství po náboženství2012Nakladatelství Lidové noviny
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20169788024631318The Philosophy of Living NatureNonfiction (Philosophy)ZdeněkKratochvílMVáclavParisMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicFilosofie živé přírody1994
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20169780993377372Burying the SeasonFiction (Novel)AntonínBajajaMDavidShortMJantar PublishingUKNa krásné modré Dřevnici2009
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20169788024632919God's RainbowFiction (Novel)JaroslavDurychMDavidShortMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicBoží duha2000
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20169788086264493The Absolute GravediggerPoetryVítězslavNezvalMStephanDelbosTerezaNovickáM (1) + W (1)Twisted Spoon PressCzech RepublicAbsolutní hrobař1937
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20169788090642812The Invincible SevenFiction (Novel)MartinFahrnerMAndrewOaklandMPálava PublishingCzech RepublicSteiner aneb Co jsme dělali2002
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20169788086264431Marketa LazarováFiction (Novel)VladislavVančuraMCarletonBulkinMTwisted Spoon PressCzech RepublicMarkéta Lazarová1931
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20169788090642805B. ProudewFiction (Novel)IrenaDouskováWMelvynClarkeMPálava PublishingCzech RepublicHrdý Budžes2002
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20169781942658085The AttemptFiction (Novel)MagdalénaPlatzováWAlexZuckerMBellevue Literary PressUSAnarchista (poznámky k románu)2013
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20169781564787002Empty StreetsFiction (Novel)MichalAjvazMAndrewOaklandMDalkey Archive PressUSPrázdné ulice2004
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20169780300186970Love Letter in CuneiformFiction (Novel)TomášZmeškalMAlexZuckerMMargellos World Republic of Letters (Yale University Press)USMilostný dopis klínovým písmem2008
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20169788024631271Midway Upon the Journey of Our LifeFiction (Novella)JosefJedličkaMAlexZuckerMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicKde život náš je v půli se svou poutí1966
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20169781939419613Worm-eaten Time: Poems from a Life under Normalization, 1968–1989PoetryPavelŠrutMDeborahGarfinkleWPhoneme MediaUSČervotočivé světlo. Básně z podzimu pražského jara1969
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20169780812246810To Breathe With Birds: A Book of LandscapesNonfiction (Essays, Landscape Architecture)VáclavCílekMEvanMellanderMUniversity of Pennsylvania PressUSDýchat s ptáky: Obyčejné texty o světle paměti, pravdě oblaků a útěše míst2008
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20159780993377327Bliss Was It in BohemiaFiction (Novel)MichalVieweghMDavidShortMJantar PublishingUKBáječná léta pod psa1992
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20159788072526055Prague in the Heart: 189 Stories from the City and Its PeopleNonfiction (Stories)RenátaFučíkováW??PráhCzech RepublicPraha v srdci; 189 příběhů města a lidí2015
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20159781909769106Free StylePoetryJosefJandaMDagmarŠtěpánková"with the assistance of David Greenslade, Bill Howe, Jan Čáp, Basil Clarke & Ivana Fraňová-Mensik; edited by David Greenslade"WDark Windows PressUKoriginal selectionNANA
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20159788087506493The House Beyond the Mist: The Book You Have to Draw InChildren'sEster and MilanStará and StarýM (1) + W (1)MelvynClarkeM65. PoleCzech RepublicDům za mlhou – kniha, do které se musí kreslit2013
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20159788075150059This Is PragueChildren'sMichaela Kukovičová, Olga Černá W (2)JustinQuinnMBaobabCzech RepublicTo je Praha2015
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20159788087060940This Is M. SasekChildren'sOlga Černá, Pavel Ryška and Martin SalisburyM (2) + W (1)MartinaNicolsonStuartNicolsonW (1) + M (1)BaobabCzech RepublicTo je M. Šašek2014
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20159780811224802Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the CultFiction (Stories)BohumilHrabalMPaulWilsonMNew DirectionsUS Inzerát na dům, ve kterém už nechci bydlet1965
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20159781909954083The Fifth DimensionFiction (Novel)MartinVopěnkaMHanaSklenkováWBarbican PressUKPátý rozměr2009
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20159788074700910Reading Bohemia: Readership in the Czech Republic at the beginning of the 21st centuryNonfiction (Literary Criticism)JiříTrávníčekMMelvynClarkeMAkropolisCzech RepublicČteme? Obyvatelé české republiky a jejich vztah ke knize2008
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2015 (2nd, extended edition)9780993377303GraveLarksFiction (Novel)JanKřesadloMVáclavPinkavaMJantar PublishingUKMrchopěvci1984
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20159781616954963Innocence; or, Murder on Steep StreetFiction (Novel)HedaMargolius KovályWAlexZuckerMSoho PressUSNevina aneb Vražda v Příkré ulici1985
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20159780956889058A Kingdom of SoulsFiction (Novel)DanielaHodrováWVéroniqueFirkušnýElenaSokolW (2)Jantar PublishingUKPodobojí1991
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2015 (2nd, updated edition)9780956889065Prague, I See a City . . . Fiction (Novel)DanielaHodrováWDavidShortMJantar PublishingUKMěsto vidím . . .1992
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20159781931883443The Game for RealFiction (Novel)RichardWeinerMBenjaminPaloffMTwo Lines PressUSHra doopravdy1933
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20159780996072212The Sound of the SundialFiction (Novel)HanaAndronikovaWDavidShortM (1) + W (1)"Edited and Adapted by Rachel Miranda Feingold"Plamen PressUSZvuk slunečních hodin2001
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20159780996072205The RatcatcherFiction (Novella)ViktorDykMRomanKostovskiMPlamen PressUSKrysař1915
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20159788086264462A Gothic SoulFiction (Novel)JiříKarásekMKirstenLodgeWTwisted Spoon PressCzech RepublicGotická duše1900
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20149788026068938Nahr Al-Bared (Cold River)Nonfiction (Memoir)JanaKotaishováWNathanFieldsMKotaishová JanaCzech RepublicStudená Řeka2014
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20149780956889041Three Faces of an AngelFiction (Novel)JiříPeheMGeraldTurnerMJantar PublishingUKTři tváře anděla2009
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20149780988790346Stomach of the SoulPoetrySylvaFischerováWSylva Fischerová with Stuart Friebert and Andrew Jan HaunerW (1) + M (2)Calypso EditionsUSoriginal selectionNANA
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20149781846271632Nightwork Fiction (Novel)JáchymTopolMMarekTominMPortobello BooksUKNoční práce2001
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20149780981955735Harlequin’s Millions Fiction (Novel)BohumilHrabalMStaceyKnechtWArchipelago BooksUSHarlekýnovy miliony1981
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20149788024622163Of Mice and MooshaberFiction (Novel)LadislavFuksMMarkCornerMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicMyši Natálie Mooshabrové1970
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20149788024623160Rambling On: An Apprentice’s Guide to the Gift of the GabFiction (Stories)BohumilHrabalMDavidShortMKarolinum PressCzech RepublicSlavnosti sněženek1978
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20149781934137703Aaron’s Leap Fiction (Novel)MagdalénaPlatzováWCraigCravensMBellevue Literary PressUSAaronův skok2006
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20139780393077971Helga’s Diary: A Young Girl’s Account of Life in a Concentration CampNonfiction (Memoir)HelgaWeissWNeilBermelMW. W. NortonUSDeníky dětí & Terezín1961 & 1965
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20139780956889027Kytice PoetryKarel JaromírErbenMSusanReynoldsWJantar PublishingUKKytice z pověstí národních1853
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20139780802121707My Crazy Century Nonfiction (Memoir)IvanKlímaMCraigCravensMGrove PressUSMoje šílené století2009
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20139781846274176The Devil’s Workshop Fiction (Novel)JáchymTopolMAlexZuckerMPortobello BooksUKChladnou zemí2009
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20139780720614961Lord MordFiction (Novel)MilošUrbanMGeraldTurnerMPeter Owen PublishersUKLord Mord2008
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20129780385524520Night of the Confessor: Christian Faith in an Age of UncertaintyNonfiction (Theology)TomášHalíkMGeraldTurnerMImage BooksUSNoc zpovědníka: Paradoxy malé víry v postoptimistické době2009Nakladatelství Lidové noviny
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20129788086264417A Bouquet of Czech FolktalesPoetry Karel JaromírErbenMMarcelaSulakWTwisted Spoon PressCzech RepublicKytice z pověstí národních1853
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20129788090535718Rustic BaroqueFiction (Novel)JiříHájíčekMGaleKirkingMReal World PressCzech RepublicSelský baroko2005
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20129788024620138Behind the Lines: Bugulma and Other StoriesFiction (Stories)JaroslavHašekMMarkCornerMKarolinum PressCzech Republicoriginal selectionNANA
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20129780957132641FreshtaFiction (Novel)PetraProcházkováWJuliaSherwoodWStork PressUKFrišta2004
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20129780977019762The Increased Difficulty of ConcentrationDramaVáclavHavelMŠtěpánŠimekMTheater 61 PressUSZtížená možnost soustředění1968
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20129780977019786LeavingDramaVáclavHavelMPaulWilsonMTheater 61 PressUSOdcházení2007
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20129780977019755The MemoDramaVáclavHavelMPaulWilsonMTheater 61 PressUSVyrozumění1965
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20129780977019793The Pig, or Václav Havel's Hunt for a PigDramaVáclavHavel and Vladimír MorávekM (2)EdwardEinhornMTheater 61 PressUSPrase1987
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20129780977019779The Vaněk PlaysDramaVáclavHavelMJanNovákMTheater 61 PressUSAudience, Vernisáž, Protest1975, 1975, 1978
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20129781905583386On Flying ObjectsFiction (Novel)EmilHaklMPetrKopetKarenReppinM (1) + W (1)Comma PressUKO létajících objektech2004
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