In this edition we visit the office of the Prague Writers' Festival and talk to Michael March, who has organized the event from its inception. The festival begins on Sunday 5th June, and if you are not in Prague it is also possible to follow events live through the festival website. Michael March began his conversation with Bernie Higgins by telling her what would be his own personal highlight this year.
So infamous a womanizer was the Italian-born libertine Giacomo Casanova that, a full two centuries after his death, his name remains synonymous with the art of seduction. But if not for the years he spent in the employ of Count Waldstein of Bohemia as a librarian, Casanova, "the world's greatest lover"—-a one-time consort of European royalty, popes and cardinals, and man known to the likes of Voltaire, Goethe and Mozart-—may have been consigned to obscurity. As it was, he barely found the peace to write his memoirs.