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Jaroslav Rudiš

Czech writer and musician

1972   -  

genre: prose, comic
country of citizenship: Czech Republic
native language: Czech
language of expression: German, Czech
educated at: Fakulta přírodovědně-humanitní a pedagogická Technické univerzity v Liberci
occupation: writer, screenwriter, journalist
award received: Magnesia Litera, Jiří Orten Award, Preis der Literaturhäuser

Jaroslav Rudiš (born June 8, 1972 in Turnov) is a Czech writer, journalist and musician. Rudiš became known after publishing his first novel Nebe pod Berlínem ("The Sky under Berlin") in 2002, the tale of a Czech teacher who chooses to leave his job and to start a new life in Berlin, where he plays music in the underground, which – along with the ghosts of suicide jumpers – gains almost mystical importance to him, and joins an indie rock group (which is a semi-autobiographical motive). It was one of the most successful Czech books of recent years. For this novel he received Jiří Orten Award.His collaboration with draughtsman Jaromír 99 led to the publication of three closely connected graphic novels taking place among railway employees, Bílý potok ("White Brook", 2003), Hlavní nádraží ("Central Station", 2004) and Zlaté hory ("Golden Hills"). The trilogy has been adapted into an animated feature film, Alois Nebel, which was released in 2011.
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Alois Nebel

Graphic Novel by Jaroslav Rudiš und Jaromír Švejdík

author: Jaroslav Rudiš, Jaromír Švejdík


2006 novel written by Jaroslav Rudiš

author: Jaroslav Rudiš


Konec punku v Helsinkách

2010 novel written by Jaroslav Rudiš

author: Jaroslav Rudiš


Národní třída

novela Jaroslava Rudiše

author: Jaroslav Rudiš


Národní třída

kniha Jaroslava Rudiše

author: Jaroslav Rudiš


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