Host foreign rights catalogue spring 2022 / Exportní katalog nakladatelství Host jaro 2022

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foreign rights catalogue 2022


Host — vydava­telství, s. r. o. Radlas 5 602 00 Brno Czech Republic www.hostbrno.cz foreign rights Dana Blatná Literary Agency tel.: +420 608 748 157 e-mail: blatna@dbagency.cz www.dbagency.cz


At Host, one of the largest independent publishing houses in the Czech Republic, we have focused on contemporary Czech and world writing for almost thirty years. The Host brand has become a guarantee of high-quality litera­ture in many genres. We are renowned for the care we take with our editing and the excellence of our graphic design. Our primary aim is to find the right readers for the ­outstanding books we offer. We take pains to provide ongoing care for our books and their ­authors after publication. We currently publish about 150 titles annually, in genres including the following: general fiction, SF and fantasy, crime fiction, the thriller, children’s literature, popular science, specialist literature, poetry. Host is proud to publish many leading Czech authors. Their popularity with readers and the wealth of literary awards to come their way confirm us in our belief that painstaking care for a book — from manuscript stage through to the last detail — makes perfect sense. Our authors include Alena Mornštajnová and Kateřina Tučková, whose best­selling works account for hundreds of thousands of copies and have been translated into many languages. Our Czech literature programme comprises all the genres mentioned above. Our literature in translation programme, too, has a great deal to offer. The various stories we take from all over the world are characterized by readability, literary excellence and — last but not least — careful translation. Thanks to us, Czech readers are acquainted with works by authors including Olga Tokarczuk, F ­ redrik ­Backman, Chimamanda Ngozi ­Adichie, B ­ ernardine Evaristo, Nino ­Haratischwili and Muriel Barbery. Our crime fiction programme is an integral part of what we do. In their chosen setting of criminal investigation, our authors

respond to topical issues — a matter of great importance to us. We regard the publication of the first part of Stieg Larsson’s Millen­ nium series as a significant moment in our history, for it was this that launched the Nordic noir phenomenon on the Czech market. Our best-performing authors in this genre currently include Lars Kepler, J­ ussi ­Adler‑​ Olsen and Peter May. In recent years we have strengthened our list by adding SF and fantasy, young adult fiction and children’s literature programmes. As we have no fear of the unexplored, we delight in introducing new trends to the Czech market. The most interesting names on our SF-in-translation list include N. K. Jemisin, Ted Chiang, Anthony Ryan and Liu Cixin; our Czech SF authors, notably Pavel Bareš and Petra Stehlíková, have also performed very well. As for children’s literature, our titles include works by ­successful authors A ­ leksandra ­Mizielińska and ­Daniel ­Mizieliński, Marianne ­Dubuc, ­Emilia Dziu­bak, Oksana Bula, and ­Roberto Santiago. Another focus of ours is the high-quality Czech book for children, by which we bring together an original story with great artwork. In terms of society, politics and art, the world is changing in all kinds of ways. Fortunately, we will always have books to capture this change. Some of these you will find on our non­‑fiction list. In the K ­ limax series, Host publishes ori­ginal works on issues of climate change. The history of Host is associated with the literary review of the same name, which first appeared in 1985 as a samizdat antho­ logy. The Host book-publishing house was established in the 1990s for poetry and li­terary theory, genres to which it remains true. Since the Nineties, the publishing house has been owned by Miroslav Balaštík, Tomáš Reichel and Martin Stöhr. You can view our books and meet our au­thors and team at regular events, in­cluding author’s readings, panel discussions and book fairs. We take part every year in the interna­ tional book fairs in Frankfurt, London, Bo­logna and, of course, Prague, as well as fairs in other parts of the Czech Republic.


Contents Fiction Kateřina Tučková Bílá Voda / Bílá Voda novel; 6 Matěj Dadák The Cockroach Hunters / Lovci švábů dystopian novel; 7 Vratislav Maňák The Death of Old Masha / Smrt staré Maši short stories; 8

Daniel Petr Reading the Movement of Coordinates / Odečítání pohybu souřadnic novel; 9 Karolína Fílová The Harbour / Přístav novel; 10 Jiří Maršálek Indolence / Lenost novel; 11


Fantasy, Young adult Jiří Padevět 1945 / 1945 short stories; 12

Marek Dvořák Bastard of the Gods / Bastard bohů fantasy novel; 15

Viktor Špaček An Impeccable Life in Humility / Čistý, skromný život short stories; 13

Petra Machová Vendetta / Krevní msta fantasy YA novel; 16

Jakuba Katalpa Is Soil to be Eaten? / Je hlína k snědku? novella; 14

Sci-fi Vilém Koubek Laughing Beasts / Smějící se bestie fantasy novel / noir; 17


Kateřina Tučková

Bílá Voda / Bílá Voda

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Kateřina Tučková (born 1980) is a prose writer, playwright, publicist, art historian, and curator of exhibitions. More than 300,000 copies of her books have been sold in the Czech Republic alone. She has won several literary awards, including the Magnesia Litera Award. In 2017, she was awarded the Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights Award by the Institute for the Study of Totalita­ rian Regimes. She has also received the Premio Libro d’Europa at the Book Fair in Salerno, Italy. Her books have been published in twenty languages.

A long anticipated, ground-breaking novel about women, about faith and about evil.

published in April

novel hardback 688 pages isbn 978-80-275-1057-3

Bílá Voda, limpid white water. This is the poetic name of a forsaken village hidden in the shadow of bordering mountains, to which droves of pilgrims once would journey to entreat the miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary for help. It is in this very place, several centuries later, that Lena Lagnerová arrives, seeking a refuge from her own past, which has brought her to the brink of suicide. Instead of a monastery with a large religious community, however, all she finds are a few nuns, led by the idiosyncratic Sister Evarista. Evarista came to Bílá Voda on the last night of September in 1950, when the communist regime carted off all holy sisters to detention convents. Lena soon realizes that the demons haunting the past of the Bílá Voda nuns have not disappeared, and what’s more, play a role in her own destiny. Evarista’s story, along with the fates of the other nuns, are based on real events, which Kateřina Tučková spent many years researching in archives and from among witnesses. In addition to the riveting narrative, Tučková’s novel critically considers the status of women in the Catholic Church, and at the same time, on a symbolic level, the unequal status of women in society as a whole.

Fiction


Matěj Dadák

The Cockroach Hunters / Lovci švábů

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Matěj Dadák (born 1975) has pursued an interest in acting since childhood. A graduate of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, he is a member of Prague’s Činoherní klub theatre company and a cinema and TV actor. He writes screenplays and stage plays. In 2010, his first book Horowitz / Horowitz was shortlisted for the Magnesia Litera Newcomer of the Year award. He published the novel The Tongueless Man / Muž bez jazyka in 2021.

Where can one go when fleeing a country to which others come in hope?

published in April

dystopian novel hardback 231 pages isbn 978-80-275-1068-9

Tereza and her husband Eda (who is forty years her senior) live on a fortified farm close to the heavily policed border with Poland. They rarely set foot beyond their home, as the area is no longer safe. Unrest in the nearby city is escalating. Buses keep delivering workers from all over the crumbling European continent and beyond on a giant flatbed trailer. These workers include a young Macedonian called Nikola, who immediately impresses frustrated Tereza. This dangerous relationship will turn her life inside out. Goran and his people are crossing the border with one purpose: to find the Cockroach. This hunt will cause all hell to break loose, and who can say who is an ally, who is an enemy, who is in the right, who started all this, and why? Tereza inadvertently exposes a war crime — a well-concealed humanitarian disaster that affects us more than we can know. ‘It wasn’t my intention to pigeonhole my work, but the climate, social atmosphere and internal contradictions of the world around us affect us whether or not we wish them to. Where do the boundaries lie when those boundaries are our own, and when adopting a child on the other side of the world is not enough?’, wonders the author.

Fiction


Vratislav Maňák

The Death of Old Masha / Smrt staré Maši

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Vratislav Maňák (born 1988) is author of the short stories Polythene Clothes / Šaty z igelitu (2011), for which he won the Jiří Orten Prize. For the short story A Man of Hours / Muž z hodin (2014) he was shortlisted for a Magnesia Litera for best children’s book. In 2016, he published the novel Rubik’s Cube / Rubikova kostka. He works as a journalist and teaches at the Fac­ ulty of Social Sciences of Charles Uni­ver­sity in Prague.

Tales, legends, comedies. A collection of six allegorical short stories.

published in January

short stories hardback 242 pages isbn 978-80-275-1032-0

Once upon a time… The Virgin Mary died in Warsaw. Poachers slit the bellies of grouse. Masquerade boots were made from lion paws. Persian gates were closed to caravans. The Full Moon lent to hares so that they could buy furs. The magician Rye crowed over Prague. The Death of Old Masha presents the reader with romantic illusion. Thomas the Apostle warns at the out­ set: ‘Truth is a story hidden behind legend.’ ‘The Death of Old Masha is ultimately an experiment and a play with genre. It is an attempt to talk about the present as though it happened long ago and has left behind only a remnant of myth. Or perhaps it’s the other way around: an attempt to find a remnant of myth in the present,’ says the author. ‘I try to make my abstractions as general as possible. Fear of the unknown, rejection of difference, our imperialist view on countries of the Third World — I address these and other phenomena as though they were from a different world, by means of alienation and also by placing them against a backdrop of folk literature. The latter may create the impression of great familiarity: whatever our background, we have all read fairy tales and legends.’

Fiction


Daniel Petr

Reading the Movement of Coordinates / Odečítání pohybu souřadnic

9

Daniel Petr (born 1975) first became widely known to readers with his third prose work, the novel The Magpie on the Gallows / Straka na šibenici (2015), which was shortlisted both for a Magnesia Litera prize and the Josef Škvorecký Award. His work has appeared in many literary journals. He is the co-author of the script for the drama production Unser Zimmer / Náš pokoj. His crime thriller Nurse Death / Sestra smrt was published in 2018.

Spotting a doppelgänger brings you bad luck, they say… The writer returns to the theme of family trauma which he explored with such success in his novel The Magpie on the Gallows. published in January

novel hardback

Mickey Watts, a forty-two-year-old lathe operator from Maine in the US who has come to Czechia for his work, is an ordinary guy who gets along with most people but has little excitement in his life. But then, in a corner of Silesia that has seen better days, he catches sight of his doppelgänger. From this night on, Mickey is aware of changes in himself — small ones at first. Physical changes are soon joined by changes in behaviour, with tendencies to suspicion and violence to the fore. Confused, he returns to the States, where he seeks an explanation in his complicated relationship with his overbearing father. But the workings of the human psyche are not so simple. ‘I have addressed the theme of family trauma before, in The Magpie on the Gallows. That I have felt the need to return to it suggests that the therapeutic effect of literature is not as powerful as some people say. I make this claim with tongue in cheek, of course, as well as some relief. In my view, literature should first and foremost be literature,’ says the author.

288 pages isbn 978-80-275-1033-7

Fiction


Karolína Fílová

The Harbour / Přístav

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Karolína Fílová (born 1999) comes from Prague. She is currently a student of Philosophy in England. Her stories have appeared in the student magazines BAIT, The Cambridge Review of Books and Cambridge Cult. She was a prize-winner in the English-language short-story competitions the National Literary Award for Young Writers and the Arrol Adam Competition, in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The Harbour is her first book.

Philosophical novel that ponders whether the search for the Golden Mean is a virtue. Is moral perfection attainable when all around is relative? to be published in June

novel paperback 184 pages isbn 978-80-275-1085-6

When a café called the Harbour appears before you, your worries are a thing of the past. All you have to do is sit down, order one beverage after another, and gradually transform into a mannequin. Your eternity is beginning! You will be granted bodily perfection and endless peace in the murmuring sea on one condition: you will never speak again. An offer too good to refuse? Perhaps not. Gabriel, one of the café’s customers, is far from clear on what he thinks about this. Then one day, contrary to all expectation, Gabriel disappears, leaving behind five postcards, as a clue to where he has gone. From the world of eternal peace, his ex-girlfriend sets out to find him. In the streets of Prague, however, mannequins change beyond recognition… ‘I was inspired to write about a search by the paradox in Plato’s Meno dialogue,’ says the author of her work. ‘It tells us that search is impossible, for either we know what we are looking for, so there is no need to search for it, or we do not know what we are looking for, so we cannot know where to begin the search. This idea seemed to me both interesting and difficult to apply in everyday life. The book is an attempt to test this paradox in a relationship between two people.’

Fiction


Jiří Maršálek

Indolence / Lenost

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Jiří Maršálek (born 1991) is a writer of philosophical and psychological fiction. He is also active in music and film. His first book, Wiederhauser’s Evening Glory / Večerní sláva Wiederhausera, was published in 2019.

Philosophical fiction as limpid as a hot day on the Mediterranean.

published in March

novel hardback 183 pages isbn 978-80-275-1046-7

A man who has lost his wife returns to the place where they spent a holiday together, and where years earlier he shed the illusion of his own blamelessness. Greece and its many scents. A hotel. A strange impassivity and uncertainly within the hero. A change in climate sees him overwhelmed by new ideas, while the influence of ap­ parent coincidences, wrongs and betrayals twists his life into news shapes. It seems that there is no way home. This is a philosophical work of a kind unusual in the Czech novel. Its love story addresses questions of self-awareness, what our world has become, and workings of the human mind. ‘As a writer, I wish to feel that my work reflects real events and thoughts as processed by the subconscious, then produced by the waking mind in digested, modified, but consistent form,’ says the author. ‘The setting is well known to me; indeed, I wrote much of the book in this place. My mother is Greek, and I’ve felt a close connection with the Greek islands since I was a child. The kind of mental and physical exhaustion and concomitant need to drown in apathy and morbid thoughts that afflict the book’s protagonist, are very well known to me; this place has a similar effect on me.’

Fiction


Jiří Padevět

1945 / 1945

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Jiří Padevět (born 1966) is a writer, bookseller and publisher. He is the author of several guides to history, including A Guide to Prague under the Protectorate / Průvodce protektorátní Prahou (2013), The Bloody Finale / Krvavé finále (2015) and Bloody Summer of 1945 / Krvavé léto 1945 (2016), and books of short prose, including Barbed Wire and Nooses / Ostny a oprátky (2018), Dreams and Axes / Sny a sekyry (2019) and Republic / ­Republika (2020). He has won Magnesia Litera awards for Book of the Year and Best Work of Nonfiction.

Although 1945 brought the end of the war, the evil remained. And it could seek out anyone…

published in March

Jiří Padevět returns with a new collection of the micro­ stories so popular with readers, casting a different light on the year 1945, portrayed by post-war propaganda as all liberation and bright tomorrows. For many people, war’s end was a time of terror. Such was the chaos of life that no one knew where justice ended and vengeance began, who was a friend and who was an enemy, or where danger lurked and where to hide from it. Padevět’s vivid narratives go beyond the history textbooks, clearing away the printer’s ink to confront the reader with defining moments in the lives of others — individuals who were either broken by the weight of history or succeeded in bearing it. ‘Evil is no abstraction; all of us are evil,’ claims the author. ‘At moments when the law permits, some people are willing to take the lives and property of others.’

short stories hardback 144 pages isbn 978-80-275-1063-4

Fiction


Přestože spisovatel a výtvarník Viktor Špaček umí napsat živé postavy, jaké známe z vlastního života, v těchto poViktor Špaček (born 1976) is a poet, vídkách-portrétech nejde pouze o podobizny. Jejich amfiction writer and určitý artist. He graduate bicí je zároveň ztvárnit postoj, jaký is lidéa zaujímají v té které životní situaci. Postavy jsou zachycovány většiin Sculpture from the Academy of Art, nou zevnitř, z okruhu svých myšlenek, v nichž problémy a traumata úspěšně či neúspěšně zpracovávají. To, že si Architecture and Design in Prague. přitom často nevidí dál než na špičku nosu, jim přirozeně His work appeared in the Best Czech vůbec nebrání v přesvědčení o své pravdě. Řešení, která nakonec volí, bývají logická a dalo by se říct „normální“. ­Poetry / Nejlepší české básně anthology Normální je však i to, že šílenství není daleko. for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2015, he published the collection of stories Something of the Circus / Něco cirkusového and the volume of poems Uncertain Dimension / Nejasný rozměr. He works freelance as an editor and proofreader, librarian, and teacher of creative writing.

Stories from the sensitive hand of a sculptor.

published in May

short stories paperback

čistý, skromný život

Muž, který jednou večer v pantoflích otevře dveře a zjistí, že za nimi je milenec jeho manželky a s ním vše, co se snaží sám před sebou skrýt. Zapřisáhlý starý mládenec, který se honosí svou vyrovnaností, a přitom v kapse ohmatává lahvičku se sebevražedným prostředkem. Čtyřicetiletá účetní s domovem jako klícka — nebo je to vlastně klec?

An Impeccable Life in Humility / Čistý, skromný život

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„Asi jsem se na něj díval jako na přízrak, poznal jsem ho ovšem hned. Vypadal totiž přesně jako na fotkách na internetu, když jsem si ho před lety googloval. Ne že by mě tehdy tolik zajímalo, kdo mi šuká ženu. V té době jsem měl ale pocit, že si ho musím ‚pořádně podat‘, protože to dlužím nějaké své mužské cti. Pak mě ale odradila ta jeho ramena a především přesvědčení, že by se všechno dalo do pohybu a muselo se to řešit.“

viktor špaček

al soanto2013. o ciracuje vník

Viktor Špaček

A man in slippers opens his front door to his wife’s lover and is confronted by all he has been trying to hide from himself. A sworn bachelor prides himself on his composure while fingering the bottle of self-destruction in his pocket. A forty-year-old accountant lives in her snug little home; some would call it a cage. Viktor Špaček can write characters so alive that we know them from our own lives. These stories are more than pen portraits, however. They aim to express people’s attitudes in certain crucial situations. The characters are mostly captured from their thoughts, as they process problems and traumas with varying degrees of success. That they rarely see beyond their nose is no impediment to continuing belief in their own truth. The solutions they opt for tend to the logical; one might even say the normal. But madness is never far away — a normal state of affairs in itself. ‘For story ideas, I look only within myself,’ says the author. ‘I rely on the changeability of my personality.’

183 pages isbn 978-80-275-1077-1

Fiction


Jakuba Katalpa

Is Soil to be Eaten? / Je hlína k snědku?

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Jakuba Katalpa (born 1979) is author of five books. Her first fruit Is Soil to Be Eaten? was shortlisted for a Magnesia Litera award in the Newcomer of the Year category (2007), and the novel The Bitter Sea / Hořké moře made the shortlist for the Jiří Orten Prize (2009). Her novel The Germans / Němci received the Czech Book Award (2013) and the Josef Škvorecký Award (2013), and was shortlisted for a Magnesia Litera in the Prose category (2013). Her most successful novel is Zuzana’s Breath / Zuzanin dech (2020). Katalpa’s books have been published in eight languages.

Second edition of the first book by the author of the bestsellers Zuzana’s Breath and The Germans.

published in November 2021

novella hardback 112 pages isbn 978-80-7185-816-1

Her name is Nina. She used to draw, but since she married, she finds she no longer can. Why? Her husband has surrounded her with luxury and cleanness to the point of asepticism. She resists having a child with him. She leaves him alone to be with other men and women. She roams — in reality, and in her memories of her unconventional grandmother, who worked as a doctor in Africa. She searches for a way, to the self and to her art. Like the narrator of One Thousand and One Nights, Nina draws the reader into her stories by weaving together past and present. Her evocative confession bombards the senses to sometimes jolting effect; here an erotic passage, there a discussion of the catalogue of the Lefranc Huile paints company. In 2006, Is Soil to Be Eaten? propelled Jakuba Katalpa onto the Czech literary scene and announced her as a presence to be reckoned with. This novella attracted critical acclaim for its play with language, its poetic qualities, and the fluidity of its genre. Although more experimental in its language and composition, this debut work shares many features with the author’s later work, including economy of style, contrasting views of a situation, humour and irony, the unspoken or half-said, and space for the reader’s imagination.

Fiction


Marek Dvořák

Bastard of the Gods / Bastard bohů

15

Marek Dvořák (born 1987) has worked as an editor since he graduated from the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University, Brno. His debut as a writer was the dark fantasy novel Unholy Father / Nesvatý otec (2017). His works have succeeded several times in literary competitions. The fantasy story The Dawning of the Dusk / Úsvit Soumraku was published by XB-1, a leading monthly for SF and fantasy.

Mystery/fantasy novel set in a world that is disappearing forever.

published in May

fantasy novel hardback

Times are changing. Where were once inhospitable wilderness and felled trees, settlements are growing. Metal has replaced stone, there are ever more ships on the sea, and the North — long a wild, fierce place — now lacks the strength to resist enemy incursions. The last barbarian tribes struggling in vain against progress and civilization will soon be consigned to oblivion. Judok and Lugh, warriors of the ancient Black Runners tribe, are beginning to realize that their time has passed. They would resist if they could, but change is like a wild river — it can’t be stopped. What is the value of their traditions now? What power do their forgotten gods have? What remains that is worth dying for? All doubts and prayers notwithstanding, Fate has plans of its own. Not even the wiliest shaman knows what lies in store. Can the two heroes clear away the dangers that bar their entry to the new world? Marek Dvořák has combined fantasy and tribal legend in creation of a fascinating, mythical, long-ago world terrifyingly similar to our own.

261 pages isbn 978-80-275-1086-3

Fantasy


Petra Machová

Vendetta / Krevní msta

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Petra Machová (born 1988) is the ­author of stories that have been published in several antho­ logies. Her story Star Rangers / Strážci hvězd, which appeared in the collection The Whimsical Fantasic / Rozmarná fantastika, was shortlisted for the Prize of the Academy of SF, Fantasy and Horror. She debuted with the novel Dragontown / Dračí město (2018), the first part of a trilogy of the same name. The Bond of Shadow / Pouto stínu, the second part of the trilogy, appeared in 2019.

Closing part of the YA trilogy Dragontown.

to be published in June

How do we tell who is friend and who is foe? As boundaries blur, no one stands on solid ground. Everyone longs for something and is prepared to do anything to get it. Eldar had hoped to escape and rescue Jana, then join the fight against Alar of Zarn. But this hope was a naïve one: he knows now that while he remains the play­thing of the Lady of the Black Lizards, escape is beyond him. Lianea wears the mantle of the Shadow, and the Spider Clan lies at her feet. What more could she wish for? She has abandoned the fight for her soul. It was so easy to dissolve into the darkness. But why is there still a glimmer of hope, and with it the desire to live again? Jana has locked herself in her own world, to escape the pain. But her fear transforms into determination by the knowledge that her friends need her, and by her burning desire for vengeance.

fantasy YA novel hardback 605 pages isbn 978-80-275-1088-7

Fantasy


Vilém Koubek

Laughing Beasts / Smějící se bestie

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Vilém Koubek (born 1988) has been involved in video games journalism since he was a boy. After studying Czech he went into text editing, which led to his co-authorship of the graphic novel The Corrector / Korektor (2014). He followed his debut work of prose, the splatterpunk novel The Blade of Entropy / Čepel entropie (2018), with the critically acclaimed postapocalyptic SF Organic Noose / Organická oprátka (2019). Post­mortem Predation / Posmrtná predace, the first of Koubek’s Vincent Krhavý fantasy noir tales, appeared in 2021.

Second noir tale from a depression-soaked place called Rest.

published in April

fantasy novel / noir paperback 264 pages

Second chances are a rare thing. But Vincent Krhavý has one. The question is whether this chance has come to him as reward or punishment. He finds himself indebted to people who would surely object to his leaving Rest without an explanation. Worse still, he will be forced to have a social life in this place. They say you can get used to anything, but Vincent isn’t exactly thrilled by what life has served up. Having learned from his mistakes, and haunted by shadows cast by past decisions, this time he will try to stay out of trouble’s way. To this end, he starts a new job and vows to settle for his lot until an opportunity to get out of Rest presents itself. But bizarre, brutal murders are quick to make an appearance. What’s more, their instigator makes them impossible for the mellow detective to ignore. Now, whether he likes it or not, Vincent must again arm himself with booze, cigarettes and monumental cynicism. With these, and the help of crime-obsessed Mae and a meddlesome cat called Teaspoon, he might just be able to track down the psychopathic killer who is making his life unnecessarily complicated…

isbn 978-80-275-1065-8

Sci-fi


Highly recommended +19

to be published

Alena Mornštajnová 600,000 copies sold books published in 13 languages (English, German, Arabic, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Croatian, Latvian, Slovak, Greek, Hun­ garian and Dutch), rights sold to France, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Serbia and Armenia


+8

to be published

Kateřina Tučková 280,000 copies sold books published in 19 languages (English, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Belarusian, Greek and Latvian), rights sold to France, The Netherlands and Lithuania


Jan Němec 20,000 copies sold books published in 13 languages (German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Hungarian, Slo­ venian and Latvian), rights sold to Albania

+1

to be published

Petra Soukupová 170,000 copies sold books published in 13 languages (German, Italian, Russian, Slovenian, Polish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Serbian, Albanian and Vietnamese), rights sold to Denmark

+9

to be published


Viktorie Hanišová 40,000 copies sold books published in 8 languages (German, Spanish, Catalan, Arabic, Italian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and Croatian), rights sold to Poland

Jiří Hájíček 115,000 copies sold books published in 11 languages (English, German, Italian, Hungarian, Croatian, Macedo­ nian, Belarussian, Polish, Albanian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian), rights sold to Slovenia and Latvia

+5

to be published

+5

to be published


Selected backlist Antonín Bajaja Burying the Season / Na krásné modré Dřevnici novel; 2009 Pavel Bareš The Cronos Legacy / Kronův odkaz sci-fi novel; 2021 Meta / Meta fantasy thriller; 2020 Children of Cronos / Kronovy děti sci-fi novel; 2019 The Cronos Project / Projekt Kronos sci-fi novel; 2017, 2019 Simona Bohatá Lucky Beny / Klikař Beny novel; 2021 Everybody Sucks / Všichni sou trapný novella; 2019 Miloš Doležal To the Last / Do posledních sil documentary short stories; 2020 Čurda from Hlína / Čurda z Hlíny documentary short stories; 2019 Petra Dvořáková Crows / Vrány novella; 2020 The Surgeon / Chirurg novel; 2019, 2020 The Village / Dědina novel; 2018, 2020 Everyone Has a Line to Hold / Každý má svou lajnu children’s book; 2017 The Net / Sítě three short stories; 2016 Flouk and Lila / Flouk a Líla children’s book; 2015 Julie and Words / Julie mezi slovy children’s book; 2013, 2020 I am Hunger / Já jsem hlad non-fiction; 2009, 2013

Transformed Dreams / Proměněné sny non-fiction; 2006, 2013 Jan Folný A Weekend in London / Víkend v Londýně novel; 2018 Little Queers / Buzíčci short stories; 2013 Jiří Hájíček Sailing Ships on Labels / Plachetnice na vinětách novel; 2020, 2021 The Rainstick / Dešťová hůl novel; 2016, 2017 Memories of a Village Dance / Vzpomínky na jednu vesnickou tancovačku short stories; 2014, 2015 Fish Blood / Rybí krev novel; 2012, 2014 Football Diaries / Fotbalové deníky novella; 2007 Rustic Baroque / Selský baroko novel; 2005, 2009, 2013 The Green Horse Rustlers / Zloději zelených koní novel; 2001, 2016 Viktorie Hanišová Concrete and Clay / Beton a hlína book of interviews; 2021 A Long Track / Dlouhá trať short stories; 2020 Reconstruction / Rekonstrukce novel; 2019, 2020 The Mushroom Gatherer / Houbařka novel; 2018, 2020 Anežka / Anežka novel; 2015 Matěj Hořava Stopover / Mezipřistání novella; 2020 Distilled Spirit / Pálenka novella; 2014 Lidmila Kábrtová Waiting for the Trigger / Čekání na spoušť novel; 2021

Places in the Dark / Místa ve tmě short stories; 2018 Whom Foxes Drink Up / Koho vypijou lišky short stories; 2013 Jakuba Katalpa Zuzana’s Breath / Zuzanin dech novel; 2020, 2021 The Den / Doupě novel; 2017, 2021 Germans / Němci novel; 2012, 2014 Petra Klabouchová Sources of the Moldau / Prameny Vltavy detective novel; 2021 Hana Kolaříková Real Leopard-skin Coat / Pravý leopardí kožich novel; 2017 Přemysl Krejčík Chocolate for the Wehrmacht / Čokoláda pro Wehrmacht diesel punk novel / alternative history; 2021 Little NY / Malej NY novel / thriller; 2019 Martina Leierová This Town, This River / Toto město, tato řeka novel; 2021 House With a Borrowed View / Dům s vypůjčeným výhledem novel; 2017 Eugen Liška The Creation / Stvoření novel; 2017 Petra Machová The Bond of Shadow / Pouto stínu fantasy YA novel; 2019 Dragontown / Dračí město fantasy YA novel; 2018 Vratislav Maňák Rubik’s Cube / Rubikova kostka novel; 2016 Polythene Clothes / Šaty z igelitu short stories; 2011


Alena Mornštajnová November Fall / Listopád novel; 2021, 2022 The Years of Silence / Tiché roky novel; 2019, 2021 Hana / Hana novel; 2017, 2018 The Little Hotel / Hotýlek novel; 2015, 2018 Blind Map / Slepá mapa novel; 2013, 2018 Ivana Myšková White Animals Are Very Often Deaf / Bílá zvířata jsou velmi často hluchá short stories; 2017 Luděk Navara New Iron Curtain Stories / Nové příběhy železné opony non-fiction; 2007 Iron Curtain Stories 2 / Příběhy železné opony 2 non-fiction; 2006 Iron Curtain Stories / Příběhy železné opony non-fiction; 2004, 2020 Jan Němec Ways of Writing about Love / Možnosti milostného románu novel; 2019, 2020 A History of Light / Dějiny světla novel; 2013, 2014 Jiří Padevět Republic / Republika short stories; 2020 Dreams and Axes / Sny a sekyry short stories; 2019 Barbed Wire and Nooses / Ostny a oprátky short stories; 2018 Martin Pecina Books and Typography / Knihy a typo­grafie non-fiction; 2011, 2012, 2017 Daniel Petr Nurse Death / Sestra smrt detective novel; 2018

The Magpie on the Gallows / Straka na šibenici novel; 2015 Michal Přibáň Only Twice for Everything / Všechno je jenom dvakrát novel; 2016 Nela Rywiková Children of Anger / Děti hněvu detective novel; 2016 House No. 6 / Dům číslo 6 detective novel; 2013 Petra Slováková Lord of the Wizards / Pán čarodějů fantasy YA novel; 2020 Fragments of Time / Střípky času fantasy YA novel; 2019 Petra Soukupová Things Whose Time Has Come / Věci, na které nastal čas novel; 2020, 2021 Weird Kids’ Club / Klub divných dětí children’s book; 2019 Who Killed Snowy? / Kdo zabil Snížka? children’s book; 2017 Best for Everybody / Nejlepší pro všechny novel; 2017, 2018 Under the Snow / Pod sněhem novel; 2015, 2015 Bertie and the Snuffler / Bertík a čmuchadlo children’s book; 2014 Marta in the Year of the Alien / Marta v roce vetřelce novel / diary; 2011 To Disappear / Zmizet three short stories; 2009, 2011 To the Seaside / K moři novella; 2007 Petra Stehlíková Nasterea / Nasterea fantasy novel; 2021, 2022 Faja / Faja fantasy novel; 2017, 2019 The Listener / Naslouchač fantasy novel; 2016, 2018

Michal Sýkora A Case for the Exorcist / Případ pro exorcistu detective novel; 2021 Worst Fears / Nejhorší obavy three detective stories; 2020 Five Dead Dogs / Pět mrvých psů detective novel; 2018 It’s Not Over Yet / Ještě není konec detective novel; 2016 Blue Shadows / Modré stíny detective novel; 2013 Dita Táborská Black Tongues / Černé jazyky novel; 2021 Běsa / Běsa novel; 2018, 2021 Malinka / Malinka novel; 2017, 2021 Kateřina Tučková The Last Goddess / Žítkovské bohyně novel; 2012, 2013 Gerta / Vyhnání Gerty Schnirch novel; 2009, 2010 Vladimíra Valová To the Interior / Do vnitrozemí short stories; 2017 Lukáš Vavrečka Tesla Noir / Tesla Noir sci-fi thriller; 2020 Michal Vrba Ask the Devil / Zeptej se ďábla novel; 2021 Sára Vybíralová Trigger / Spoušť short stories; 2015