Writer Jaroslav Rudiš to receive PEN Club’s Karel Čapek Award

Novelist and playwright Jaroslav Rudiš is to receive the Karel Čapek Award from the Czech PEN Club. Mr. Rudiš, who is 49, has received numerous awards for his works in both the Czech Republic and Germany, including the Jiří Orten Award and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germnay. He writes both in Czech and German.

The Karel Čapek Award was established by the PEN Club’s Czech branch in 1994 and is presented to outstanding writers every two years. Among its previous holders are the former president and writer Václav Havel, Arnošt Lustig and Ivan Klíma.

The award will be presented in Prague on January 24.

Author: Ruth Fraňková