Jaroslav Seifert Prize to go to Eugen Brikcius

The 2015 Jaroslav Seifert Prize is to be bestowed on the writer Eugen Brikcius. The jury chose Mr. Brikcius, who is 75, on the basis of his collection A tělo se stalo slovem (And the Body Became). The poet, prose author, playwright and journalist will receive the prize, and a cheque for CZK 100,000, at a ceremony at the Prague Mayor’s Residence in November. The prestigious literary award was first given to authors in exile during the communist era.