Michal Šanda

Michal Šanda (born 10 December 1965, in Prague) is a Czech writer and poet.

Michal Šanda
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Born (1965-12-10) 10 December 1965 (age 55)
OccupationNovelist, poet


After secondary school, he made his living in a series of jobs that included stonemasonry, bookselling, street vending, fowling and organ-grinding, as well as making fans on an ostrich farm and painting railway cars.[citation needed] Since 1991, he has worked as an archivist at the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague where he lives. Although he started off as a poet, Michal Šanda is today regarded as one of the few truly postmodern authors; each new book of his is different to the previous one, both in terms of form and in terms of genre or subject matter.


Poetry CollectionsEdit

  • stoa, KIC Brno, (1994)
  • Ošklivé příběhy z krásných slov, Protis Prague, ISBN 80-85940-20-5, (1996)
  • Metro, Protis Prague, ISBN 80-85940-48-5, (1998 and 2005)
  • Dvacet deka ovaru, Klokočí a Knihovna Jana Drdy Prague, ISBN 80-86240-05-3, (1998)
  • Býkárna, Druhé město Brno, ISBN 80-7227-252-7, with Milan Ohnisko and Ivan Wernisch, (2006)
  • Remington pod kredencí, Protis Prague, ISBN 978-80-7386-050-9, (2009)
  • Rabování samozvaného generála Rona Zacapy v hostinci U Hrocha, Nakladatelství Pavel Mervart Červený Kostelec, ISBN 978-80-7465-155-7, (2015)


Children's BooksEdit

Theater PlaysEdit

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