Writer Adolf Branald dies at 97
Writer and playwright Adolf Branald died in Prague on Sunday at the age of 97. Mr Branald, whose major novels Dědeček automobil and Vizita were also filmed, published his last work in 2005. He is also credited to have been the first Czech male film actor due to his appearance in a 1918 movie, filmed by his father. In 1996, Adolf Branald was presented with the Czech PEN Club Award in recognition of his lifelong work.