Josef Škvorecký’s library to open in his home-town of Náchod

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The private library of the late Czech writer, translator and publisher Josef Škvorecký will soon open to the public in his home town of Náchod in north Bohemia. The town hall acquired the library and other items from Škvorecký’s family in Toronto, where the famous writer settled with his wife after the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

Thousands of books, but also dozens of music records are part of an extensive collection that used to belong to the famous Czech émigré writer, translator and co-founder of ’68 Publishers Josef Škvorecký. The items will soon become available to the public in his home town of Náchod.

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Author: Ruth Fraňková, Source:Česká televize