Czech Studies expert James Naughton dies

The renowned British Czech Studies expert Dr. James Naughton died last weekend, the UK-based website Britské listy reported. A lecturer in Czech language, history and literature at Oxford University from the 1980s on, he was also the author of Colloquial Czech, which is regarded as one of the most useful books for learners of the language. Naughton also translated important works of Czech literature, including books by Bohumil Hrabal.

Author: Ian Willoughby