Pavla Horakova recreates the picture of lifes of Czech World War One soldiers. She digs deep into the period sources mainly from the soldiers’ posetions like their diaries and letters.

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Pavla Horáková is a radio journalist and broadcaster, author and literary translator. After graduating from Charles University she joined Czech Radio as a reporter for the English section of its international service. She also works for Czech Radio’s arts & culture station Vltava where she co-wrote and co-presented Polní pošta, a year-long series featuring memoirs, journals and correspondence of Czech soldiers, marking the centenary since the outbreak of WW1. She also co-authored a book on the subject, titled Přišel befel od císaře pána (2015). Pavla’s published works include a detective trilogy for young adults Tajemství Hrobaříků (2010), Hrobaříci v podzámčí (2011) and Hrobaříci a Hrobaři (2012). She has translated over 20 works of fiction from English and Serbian (including novels by Kurt Vonnegut, Saul Bellow and Iain Banks).

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