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

Arnošt Lustig
Arnošt Lustig Arnošt Lustig was born in 1926 in Prague and during the Second World War was interned in Theresienstadt, Buchenwald and Auschwitz.

He has written novels, short stories and screenplays, which were translated into over twenty languages and shine among this century's outstanding literary achievements. They include Night and Hope, Diamonds of the Night, Darkness Casts No Shadow, A Prayer for Katerina Horovitzova  and Lovely Green Eyes. In the fifties and sixties, he played a major role in the Czech “New Wave” cinema. Lustig left Czechoslovakia in the wake of the 1968 Soviet invasion and is now Professor of Literature and Film at American University in Washington D.C., dividing his time between Washington and Prague.

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