Author Hodrová receives state prize for literature

Author Daniela Hodrová has been named the laureate for this year’s state prize for literature for her latest novel Vyvolávání and also previous work. Martin Hilský received the state for prize for his translations of works by Shakespeare. The results were announced on Wednesday. Jury head Vladimír Novotný praised Ms Hodrová work, saying long intervals between publication (not publishing four books a year) showed her dedication and ‘aesthetic responsibility’.