Václav Havel receives Karel Čapek award

Václav Havel has received a Karel Čapek award from the Czech PEN club. On Thursday, Mr. Havel was awarded the prize in Prague’s Old Town Square, for his overwhelming contribution to Czech literature over the years. The prize has been handed out every two years since it was created back in 1994. Former president Vaclav Havel has been the honourary head of the Czech PEN club since he resuscitated the society after the fall of communism in 1989.

Author: Rosie Johnston