Jaroslav Seifert Prize to go to Eugen Brikcius

22-09-2015

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.