Michael Žantovský to become director of Václav Havel Library
The Czech ambassador to the UK, Michael Žantovský, is set to become the director of the Václav Havel Library at the start of September. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the outgoing head of the institution, Marta Smolíková. Mr. Žantovský was Mr. Havel’s press spokesman in the early 1990s and last year published the acclaimed biography Havel. A psychologist and translator, he was a politician with the Civic Democratic Alliance and has also served as ambassador to the US and Israel.