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Burying the Season: Blue Drevnice Waltz Hardcover – 30 Nov 2016
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'Nabokov meets Fellini in this tragicomic autobiographical narrative about growing up in provincial post-WWII Czechoslovakia' - Andrei Rogatchevski, Institute of Language and Culture, the Arctic University of Norway UiT
About the Author
Antonin Bajaja was born into a well-known medical family in the small Moravian industrial town of Zlin on 30 May 1942. He began writing in the 1960s while studying at the University of Agriculture in Brno and after graduating spent much of his life working for livestock co-operatives. In the 1990s, he joined Radio Brno as an editor and began writing journalism, poetry and fiction. In addition to English, his work has been published in Russian, Hungarian, Bulgarian and Slovene. In 2004, he won the Magnesia Litera Prize for his novel Zvlceni [Growing Wild] and was awarded the Czech State Prize for Literature in 2010 for the original Czech edition of Burying the Season. Zvlceni was also shortlisted for the 2017 St Petersburg Library Prize for Foreign Fiction. He is an active member of Czech PEN.
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