Michal Ajvaz


Michal Ajvaz, born in Prague in 1949, is a fiction writer, poet, essayist, and translator whose books have been published in 24 languages. His many prizes include the Jaroslav Seifert Prize (2005) for the novel Prázdné ulice (Empty Streets), the 2012 Magnesia Litera Award (Book of the Year) for the novel Lucemburská zahrada (The Luxembourg Garden), and the 2020 State Prize for Literature in recognition of a lifetime’s work of excellence. The novels The Other City, The Golden Age, Empty Streets, and Journey to the South are all published in English by Dalkey Archive Press.

Books by Michal Ajvaz