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

Jan Kavan
Jan Kavan Jan Kavan was born in London in 1946 to an English school teacher and a Czech diplomat. In 1950 the family resettled in Prague and during the fifties suffered communist persecution. Jan Kavan studied journalism at Charles University and was one of the leaders of the 1968 student movement.

In 1969 he emigrated to Great Britain and studied history and political science at Reading and Oxford. During his twenty years in exile, Jan Kavan assisted Czech opposition activists and on returning to Prague in November 1989, he joined the Civic Forum. Since then, he has been actively involved in politics, in 1998 becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs and in 1999 Deputy Minister for Foreign and Security Policy. Jan Kavan lives in 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