The Jewish-Czech author Martin Vopěnka is one of the leading voices in world literature, ‘reminiscent of both Kafka and Kundera’ – Choice.
Martin’s 1989 debut Kameny z hor (Rocks from the Mountains) recorded memories and emotions from a journey across the Romanian Carpathians. His novels and travel writing since have continued to deliver a deep and intense exploration of our modern world. In 2016 his Nová Planeta (New Planet) won the country’s premier Golden Ribbon Award.
Martin heads the Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers and owns Práh publishing house.