Playwright and former president picks up Franz Kafka prize

26-10-2010

Former Czech president and dissident leader Václav Havel received the 2010 Franz Kafka literary prize on Tuesday. He becomes the 10th recipient of the international award. The judges’ panel announced their decision to award Havel for his lifelong literary and dramatic work in June. They said that his essays and plays had had a Czech, European, and worldwide impact.