Tereza Semotamová: An eccentric heroin or a more general feeling?
– Czechia

A translator of German authors (O. Grjasnova, J. Hermann, M. Chobot, M. Pollack, M. Poschmann, G. Sander, M. Stavaric and others), journalist, and author of radio plays and two novels: Počong aneb O pinoživosti lidské existence (Počong or On the Drudgery of Human Existence, co-authored with J. Vítek, 2015) and Ve skříni (In the Cupboard, 2018). She was born in 1983 in Boskovice and studied screenplay and dramaturgy at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts and German studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno. According to the jury of the Magnesia Litera competition, the author’s new book “expresses the makeshift nature of her life as she perceives it (...) rejects the stereotypes of success in family and work life (...) sarcastically reveals the superficiality and artificiality around us (...) and questions to what extent is this an eccentric and extraordinary protagonist as opposed to a general attitude felt by today’s thirty-five-year-olds.”