Jan Zikmund

Jan Zikmund1

Jan Zikmund (born, 1981) graduated in English from the Charles University in Prague. He works for the Czech Literary Centre where he is primarily responsible for the promotion of Czech literature in English-speaking countries. As part of this job, he initiated, for instance, the 2020 Czech issue of the Modern Poetry in Translation magazine and organised the presentation of Czech comics at the 2021 Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is also an editor of the English-language literary magazine B O D Y. He is currently a member of the jury of the Magnesia Litera Award for Poetry, the most prestigious Czech literary award. 

Books by Jan Zikmund