For the widespread of the Czech literature

The Czech Book Award


The jury is composed of seven people representing three professions related to books: academics, literary translators and booksellers. The eighth member is the previous year winner.

Academics provide the jury with a dimension combining the study of the literary qualities of the books, the depth and the long term.

Literary translators are the best placed to assess whether we can bring a book to other languages (and, incidentally, to other cultures) without diminishing its strength.

Being closer to the readers, booksellers anticipate the most of their expectations and needs.


Literary translators:


Former members of the jury:

 (2012-2013) Petr Mikeš
(2012-2013) Jiří Našinec
(2012-2016) Petr A. Bílek
(2012-2016) Miroslav Zelinský
(2012-2016) Jiří Zizler
(2014-2014) Adin Ljuca
(2012-2017) Hedvika Vydrová
(2014-2018) Mihad Mujanović
(2012-2018) Hana Andrášová
(2015-2018) Michal Jareš
(2014-2018) Sjarhej Smatryčenka
(2014-2018) Monika Dušková
(2014-2018) Radim Kopáč

Shortlisted books

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Za rozlet české beletrie - Cena Česká kniha
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