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“The Jewish-Czech author Martin Vopěnka is one of the leading voices in world literature, writing with ‘with a deft and compellingly simple control of sentences that is reminiscent of both Kafka and Kundera.” – Choice
It’s 2103 and Earth is baking. Scientists attempt to cool down the planet. With the coming of rain, a messiah is born. My Brother Messiah explores spirituality in the twilight of human civilization and presents a dark, vivid future of our world.
Watch this space – we’ll keep it updated with all current tour stops.
April 13th 6:30pm – Diesel Books, Brentwood, CA
In Conversation with Czech Writer and Visionary Martin Vopenka, with a reading by Czech actress Tereza Sbová.
April 19th 5.30pm – Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA
In Conversation with Martin Vopenka: Writing a Way out of Communism. More info.
Martin reflects on how, growing up in communist Europe, writers found their voices. What can we learn from their fictional worlds as we face our own troubled times?
April 20th – T.G. Masaryk Czech School, Cicero, IL
April 22nd – T.G. Masaryk Czech School, Cicero, IL
In Conversation with Martin Vopenka.
April 27th 6:00pm – The Czech Embassy, Washington, DC. In Conversation with Martin Vopenka. A collaborative event with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, and Plamen Press.
May 3rd – Czech Centre NY, Bohemian National Hall, NY
In Conversation with Martin Vopenka, about his novels My Brother the Messiah and The Back of Beyond. Sign Up
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