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The Jaroslav Seifert Prize (Czech: Cena Jaroslava Seiferta) is a prestigious Czech literary prize created by the Charta 77 Foundation in Stockholm in January 1986.[1] This prize is named after the Nobel Prize–winning Czechoslovak writer, poet and journalist, Jaroslav Seifert, and is awarded for an excellent work of poetry or fiction published (or otherwise made public) in the past three years in the Czech Republic or abroad. It was originally awarded to authors in exile during the Soviet era.[2] The laureate is announced on September 22 each year, on the eve of Seifert's birthday anniversary[3]. As of 2013, the prize is awarded every two years.

Jaroslav Seifert Prize
Awarded forPoetry or fiction published in the past three years in the Czech Republic or abroad
CountryCzech Republic
Currently held byJiří Brabec and Jiří Opelík

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LaureatesEdit

 
Winner Jáchym Topol in 2010
Year Author Awarded Achievement Reference
2017 Jiří Brabec For lifetime achievement -
2017 Jiří Opelík For lifetime achievement -
2016 No prize awarded -
2015 Eugen Brikcius For the collection A tělo se stalo slovem [4]
2014 No prize awarded -
2013 No prize awarded -
2012 Vladimir Binar Číňanova pěna -
2011 Karel Šiktanc For the poetry collection Nesmír -
2010 Jáchym Topol For the novel Chladnou zemí [5]
2009 Ludvík Kundera [6]
2008 Václav Havel [7]
2007 František Listopad For the poetry collection Rosa definitiva -
2006 Ivan Martin Jirous For his lifetime poetic work and prison correspondence Magorovy dopisy [8]
2005 Michal Ajvaz For the novel Prázdné ulice [9]
2005 Jiří Suchý For the Encyklopedii Jiřího Suchého -
2004 Josef Škvorecký For lifetime achievement -
2004 Viktor Fischl For lifetime achievement -
2003 Miloslav Topinka For the poetry book Trhlina -
2002 Jiří Gruša For the poetry collection Wacht am Rhein aneb Putovní ghetto -
2001 Zdeněk Rotrekl For the poetry book Nezděné město -
2000 Pavel Šrut For the poetry books Zlá milá and Brožované básně -
1999 Jiří Kratochvil For the novel Noční tango aneb Román jednoho léta z konce století -
1998 Věra Linhartová For Mes oubliettes (Napospas času) -
1997 Karel Milota For the collections Antilogie aneb protisloví and Ďáblův dům -
1996 Jiřina Hauková For the collection Světlo v září -
1996 Zbyněk Hejda For the collecion Valse mélancolique -
1995 Petr Kabeš For the collection Pěší věc -
1995 Antonín Brousek For the collection Vteřinové smrti -
1994 Milan Kundera For the novel Nesmrtelnost -
1993 Bohumil Hrabal For the trilogy Svatby v domě, Vita nuova and Proluky -
1992 Josef Hiršal For Píseň mládí -
1992 Ivan Wernisch For a collection of poetry translations Frc -
1991 Jiří Kolář For the poetry collection Prométheova játra -
1990 Emil Juliš For the poetry collections Blížíme se ohni and Gordická hlava -
1989 Karel Šiktanc For the poetry collection Srdce svého nejez -
1988 Ivan Diviš For the collection Žalmy -
1987 Ludvík Vaculík For his essays. -
1986 Dominik Tatarka For the trilogy Písačky -

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ABC Prague
  2. ^ Writers Under Siege: Czech Literature Since 1945 by Jiri Holy, pg 201
  3. ^ "The Charta 77 Foundation Annual Report 2006" (PDF). Charta 77 Foundation. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Jaroslav Seifert Prize to go to Eugen Brikcius". Radio Praha. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Seifert prize goes to writer Jáchym Topol". Radio Praha. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Ludvík Kundera awarded Seifert prize". Radio Praha. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Vaclav Havel gained Seifert's Prize". ABC Prague. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Ivan Martin 'Magor' Jirous awarded 2006 Jaroslav Seifert Prize". Radia Praha. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Pen America : Michal Ajvaz". Pen America. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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