Prominent Czech writer and dissident Ludvík Vaculík dies at 88

Ludvík Vaculík, a prominent Czech writer and dissident has died at the age of 88. Mr. Vaculik was one of the country’s most respected post-war writers and the author of the "Two Thousand Words" a manifesto calling for reforms in Czechoslovakia in 1968. His best-known works are The Axe (1966), The Guinea Pigs (1970), The Czech Dreambook (1980) and A Cup of Coffee With My Interrogator: The Prague Chronicles of Ludvík Vaculík. He received a number of literary awards, including a state award for contribution to Czech literature.