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Danish edition of a book Spaceman of Bohemia

On Wednesday 26 February, the Danish translation of the book Spaceman of Bohemia by the Czech-American writer Jaroslav Kalfař was presented at the residence of the Czech Embassy in Copenhagen. The novel Spaceman of Bohemia was published in 2017 in the USA and received high acclaim from the international media. In November 2019 it was announced, that the novel is to be made into a film. The movie will be directed by Johan Renck, who won two Emmy awards for his work on the series Chernobyl.

The author of the Danish translation of the book Uffe Gardel and owner of the Mr. East publishing house, Czech-Danish writer Ota Tiefenböck presented the book. The guests had a pleasure of hearing an extract from the book in Danish and Czech language. During the evening, the book was available to purchase at discounted price.

Jaroslav Kalfař was born one year before the Velvet Revolution in Prague, Czech Republic. He immigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen. He has earned an MFA from New York University, where he was a Goldwater Fellow and a nominee for the inaugural E.L. Doctorow Prize. His debut novel, Spaceman of Bohemia, is out from Little, Brown in the U.S., and is being translated into nine languages. Jakub Procházka, the first Czech astronaut, is sent on a solo mission in space to a cloud of "intergalactic dust" near the planet Venus that no other country is willing to risk sending their citizens to inspect. He leaves behind his wife for this 18-month mission.

Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfař

Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfař