The Syrian edition of Material Fatigue is out!

Translated into arabics by Yara Omran. Published by Ninawa Publishing House, Damascus.   Material Fatigue Two brothers, the younger one 13 years of age, the older about 20, are fleeing from an unnamed country (one can imagine though it is Syria) that is suffering from war. They lost their home and family. With the help… Continue reading The Syrian edition of Material Fatigue is out!

Materiaalmoeheid shortlisted for the Europese Literatuurprijs

"Materiaalmoeheid", the Dutch edition of Marek Šindelka's novel "Únava materiálu" (Material Fatigue) is on the short list for the Europese Literatuurprijs (European Literature Prize). A prize for the best novel in Dutch translation. The winner will be crowned at the Crossing Border Festival late October (10,000 Euro's for the author and 5,000 for the translator). The… Continue reading Materiaalmoeheid shortlisted for the Europese Literatuurprijs

Saint Barbara is the best Czech graphic novel of 2018!

The Czech Republic’s annual Muriel Award for the best comic book of the year was given to Svatá Barbora or Saint Barbara, a graphic novel about a highly publicised child-abuse case. The novel, a joint endeavour by writer Marek Šindelka, screenwriter Vojtěch Mašek and illustrator Marek Pokorný, also won the prize for best illustrations. The… Continue reading Saint Barbara is the best Czech graphic novel of 2018!

Material Fatigue among the best books of 2018 in Belgium and the Netherlands

Also I am impressed by Marek Šindelka’s novel "Materiaalmoeheid" (Material Fatigue) that I read yesterday evening in one shot. ‘Material Fatigue’ is about the mourning music of life, reflected in rhythmic sentences as in Schubert’s "Winterreise".  — Michiel Krielaars, editor in chief of “Books” at NRC Handelsblad (arguably one of the best Dutch newspapers) on… Continue reading Material Fatigue among the best books of 2018 in Belgium and the Netherlands