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CZEXPATS Interview: Anna Fodorová, writer and psychotherapist

Around 100,000 people of Czech citizenship or origin currently lives in the United Kingdom. Among them, we can find many important personalities, but also individuals with unique personal stories. We decided to introduce you the most interesting of them in our project “CZEXPATS Interviews”, this time with writer and psychotherapist Anna Fodorová.

How difficult is it for a Czech author to write scripts for British television? In what way is psychotherapy reflected in her books? And what is the message of her new book "In the Blood" about? Find out all this and much more in our interview with Anna Fodorová.

Anna Fodorová is a Czech writer and psychotherapist living in London. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Prague, after the Warsaw pact invasion in August 1968, she did not return back to Czechoslovakia from her vacation in England and graduated in film at the Royal College of Art in London. In England, she filmed several animated shows for children's TV shows, published a children's book, wrote TV scripts for the BBC and lectured at the renowned Central St. Martin's College of Art. During her training in psychodynamic counseling and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, she published articles on "losing things" and on the transgenerational transmission of trauma. In 2015, she published the novel "The Training Patient", which was also published in Czech under the title "První terapie". A new book called "In the Blood" is coming out in October 2022.