The Franz Kafka Society was proud to announce this year ́s laureate of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize, the Czech poet Ivan Wernisch awarded on Monday, 22nd October 2018 in the Old Town Hall in Prague.
Ivan Wernisch became the eighteenth laureate of this international literary prize awarded by the Franz Kafka Society in cooperation with the Capital City of Prague.
The mission of the Franz Kafka Prize is the evaluation of artistically exceptional literary creation of contemporary authors whose work addresses the readers regardless of their origin, nationality and culture, as well as the work of Franz Kafka himself, one of the greatest authors of modern world literature.
From left: Jan Wolf, Councelor, City of Prague, Adriana Krnáčová, former Mayor, City of Prague, Vladimír Železný, President, Franz Kafka Society, Miroslav Nenutil, Senator, Marianne Gruber, Chairlady of Jury of Franz Kafka Prize 2018, and Lucie Bransten, Interperter
Tomáš Chlebeček, Deputy Director of Franz Kafka Center
From left: H.E. Vitalie Rusu, Ambassador of Moldavia in the Czech Republic, Vladimír Karfík, Author of Laudatio, and Jan Placák, Antiquarian and friend of the Laureate Ivan Wernisch
Bronze statuette – a miniaturized model of Franz Kafka Monument in Prague
Jan Placák, Antiquarian and friend of the Laureate Ivan Wernisch
Bronze statuette, a miniaturized model of Franz Kafka Monument in Prague
Brožík Hall in the Old Town Hall in Prague
Eva Anderová, Director, Franz Kafka Center, Vice President for PR, UNYP, Honorary Consul to Zambia
Guests of Franz Kafka Prize in the Brožík Hall in Prague
From left: H.E. Vitalie Rusu, Ambassador of Moldavia in the Czech Republic, Josef Čermák, Member of Commitee of Franz Kafka Society, and H.E. Virginia Hesse, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana in the Czech Republic
From left: members of Franz Kafka Society and H.E. Efthymios Efthymiades, Ambassador of Greece in the Czech Republic
Beata Hlavenková, Pianist