Marek Šindelka (1984) is a poet and novelist. He made his debut with a volume of verse Strychnin (Strychnine) for which he was awarded the Jiří Orten Prize 2006. Two years later he published his first novel Chyba (Aberrant), a book that was well received by both critics and readers. In 2001 he published a volume of short stories called Zůstaňte s námi (Stay Tuned), expressing a critical and ironic view on contemporary life. The book was awarded with the Magnesia Litera Prize 2012 and was nominated for the Josef Škvorecký Prize 2012. His next book, Mapa Anny (Map of Anna), is a set of short stories that are interconnected with each other and digs deep into the personal feelings and lives of young people. In 2016 Šindelka published a novel Únava materiálu (Material fatigue), in which he focuses on european “migrant crisis”.