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Miloš Urban

Czech translator, bookwriter and writer

1967   -  

country of citizenship: Czech Republic
educated at: Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
occupation: translator, writer
award received: Magnesia Litera

Miloš Urban (born 4 October 1967 in Sokolov, Czech Republic) is a Czech novelist and horror writer, known as the "dark knight of Czech literature". He is best known for his 1999 novel Sedmikostelí, a Gothic crime horror set in Prague, which was translated into 11 languages. He is also a translator, and has translated works by authors including Isaac Bashevis Singer and Julian Barnes into Czech. He was the winner of the 2002 Magnesia Litera prize for prose writing for his 2001 novel Hastrman, as well as the 1996 Mladá fronta prize for his translation of Barnes' Flaubert's Parrot. As well as the Czech Republic, Urban's books have found considerable commercial success in Spanish-speaking countries.
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