Celebrations marking Bohumil Hrabal centenary launched in Brno

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Czech novelist Bohumil Hrabal have kicked off in his birthplace, the city of Brno. The series of events, leading up to Friday’s anniversary, include theatre performances and film screenings of his works, lectures and exhibitions documenting the authors life and work. The celebrations will culminate with a street party outside Hrabal’s family house in Židenice during which the organizers plan to release a hundred pigeons.