Magnesia Litera (http://www NULL.magnesia-litera NULL.cz), which is awarded for the tenth time this year, has since its inception become a prestigious Czech literary prize for the previous year’s best book. Besides the main prize, books in eight literary categories (prose, poetry, translation, children’s book, non-fiction, discovery of the year, publishing achievement and readers’ choice) are awarded during a ceremony broadcast in prime time on national public television.
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The latest winner in the translation category is Radka Denemarková, writer and translator from German, for her brilliant Czech version of the novel Atemschaukel (translated into English as Everything I Possess I Carry with Me) by the 2009 Nobel Prize Winner Herta Müller. The Czech translation titled Rozhoupaný dech was published by Mladá fronta in 2010.