One of the Czech Republic’s leading literary awards, the Jaroslav Seifert Prize, has been won by Jáchym Topol for his 2009 novel Chladnou zemí (which translates as through a cold land). Jury member František Janouch said that Topol was a key figure in Czech literature; he said he respected him not only as a novelist but also for his editing work and journalism, which prior to 1989 was linked to underground circles and samizdat publishing. The Jaroslav Seifert Prize is presented by the Charter 77 Foundation and comes with a cash prize of CZK 250,000.
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