Authors of the 11th Prague Writers' Festival
Dedicated to Primo Levi: “If Not Now, When?”

Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal Gore Vidal was born in 1925 at the United States Military Academy at West Point.   He has written over twenty novels, five plays, screenplays, short stories, and over two hundred essays while remaining a political activist, twice running for Congress and consciously lamenting the “United States of Amnesia”.

His novels include The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, Duluth, Live from Golgotha  and The Smithsonian Institution.  His collected essays, United States, won the National Book Award in 1993. Palimpsest, a memoir, was published in 1995. The Golden Age,  published last year, is the seventh and final novel in his best-selling series “Narratives of Empire”, covering the history of the United States. The Best Man,  his 1960 prize-winning play, has returned to Broadway. “Even if I am wrong, I am wrong for the right reasons.” Gore Vidal divides his time between Ravello, Italy, and Los Angeles.

Primo Levi Corin Curschellas Christian Rösli Gore Vidal Gary Younge
Jan Kavan Jan Kasl Michael March Robert Menasse Peter Stephan Jungk
Salman Rushdie Savyon Liebrecht Natan Zach Etgar Keret Vassilis Vassilikos
Adolf Muschg Erica Pedretti Zoë Jenny Daniel de Roulet Patrick McCabe
Dermot Healy Timothy O´Grady Vladimír Páral Arnošt Lustig Václav Boštík