Milan Kundera to donate his books and archive to Brno library

The celebrated Czech-born author and essayist Milan Kundera will donate his books and archive to the Moravian Library in Brno, the Czech News Agency reported on Thursday. The material will be transported to the Czech Republic from his Paris flat in the autumn.

The archive includes all of Kundera’s books published in Czech as well as translations into more than 40 languages. The library is planning to make the documents available to the public.

The Brno-born writer, who turned 91 this April, emigrated to France in 1975 and has been a French citizen since 1981. Kundera is considered one of the greatest living world authors.

Author: Ruth Fraňková