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Young Skins by Colin Barrett
Young Skins


Winner of the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award


“A stunning debut . . . The timeless nature of each story means this collection can—and will—be read many years from now.” —Sunday Times

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Ivan Klíma
By This Author

My Crazy Century

Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light

No Saints or Angels

Lovers for a Day

The Ultimate Intimacy
Chronology:

1931 (Sept. 14) born in Prague. His father was a well-known specialist on massive electric machines, mother a secretary. Brother Jan born 6 years later.
1941-1945 the whole family, as Jews, interned in nazi concentration camps.
1956 graduated at the Philosophic Faculty of the Charles University, Prague.
1958-69 editor in the publishing house, then editor (deputy in chief) of Literarni noviny, the Czech prominent cultural weekly, one of the protagonists of the the Prague spring.
1969-1970 Lecturing as a visiting professor at the Michigan University, Ann Arbor.
1970-1989 After comeback to Czechoslovakia deprived of his passport, fired from his work and banned to publish. His books removed from all shops and libraries. For short periods of time used to work in various unskilled professions. (An orderly, a messenger, a worker - land surveyor, ...)
1989 After the revolution elected the president of the Czech Pen-club (now the vice-president). Member of various cultural committees
At present - memberships: managing board of the Academy of Musical Arts, The Council of the State cultural fund of the Czech republic, editorial board of Literarni noviny, electoral board of the Czech section of the "Greenpeace".
Visiting professor to Berkley, California (spring 98).

Bibliography:
The books and plays are translated into 29 languages.
English editions of Klima's works: (Only the first editions are mentioned).
A Ship Named Hope, Gollanz, London 1970
My Merry Mornings, Readers International, London 1985
A Summer Affair, Chatto and Windus, London 1985, Penguin Books, London 1987
My first Loves, Chatto, London 1986, Penguin Books 1989, Harper and Row, New York 1989
Love and Garbage, Chatto, 1990, Penguin 1991, A. Knopf, New York 1991
Judge on Trial, Chatto, 1991, Vintage, London 1992, A. Knopf , New York 1993
My Golden Trades, Granta, London 1992, Penguin 1993, Scribner's, New York 1994
Spirit of Prague, Granta, Penguin, 1994
Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light, Granta, London 1994, Grove Press New York 1995
The Ultimate Intimacy, Granta 1997, Grove Press, New York 1998
Lovers for a Day, Granta 1999, Grove Press, New York 1999
Between Security and Insecurity, Thames and Hudson, London, New York 1999
This is not a Fairy Tale - it is Real, Jewish Museum, Prague, 2000
No saints or Angels Granta 2001, Grove Press 2001
Also most of plays were translated into English: The titles: A Castle, The Master, The Games, Franz and Felice, Sweatshop Myriam, Bridegroom for Marcela, Klara and Two Men, President and the Angel.

Family:
Since 1958 is married to Helena Klimova, psychotherapist, group analyst, publicist and activist in the human rights organisations. Children: son Michal (a manager in the sphere of mass media) and daughter Hana (a painter).
Brother Jan is a senior lecturer of theoretical physics at the Charles University, the author of crime stories and translator from English to Czech.

Hobbies:
From his childhood was picking the mushrooms in the forests. So slightly a specialist distinguishing about one hundred various species. Also from the age of eighteen used to play tennis (Not on the level of Ivan Lendl or John McEnroe.) Also has been collecting old prints and maps for many years, but stopped this activity because of a lack of space and time. Admirer of the Celtic folklore - so a small collection of CD and tapes.
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