Petra Soukupová: A Special Time has Come
– Czechia

Born in Česká Lípa in 1982, Soukupová studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at FAMU, Prague. Since 2011, she has been working as a TV series scriptwriter. Her first novella K moři (To the Sea, 2007) was awarded the Jiří Orten Prize. This was followed by Zmizet (Vanish, 2009), Marta v roce vetřelce (Marta in the Year of the Alien, 2011), Bertík a čmuchadlo (Bertík and the Sniffy Thing, 2014), Pod sněhem (Under the Snow, 2015), and the “twin-book” Kdo zabil Snížka? and Nejlepší pro všechny (Who Killed Snížek, and Best for Everyone, 2017), Klub divných dětí (The Club of Strange Kids, 2019) a Věci, na které nastal čas (Things Time has Come For, 2020). “Soukupová operates exclusively in the sphere of interpersonal relationships, the most intimate and simultaneously fragile ones,” writes Markéta Kittlová about her. “[Her books] are concurrently unique in the context of Czech literature.”