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Czech-Canadian writer and publisher

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Born 27 Sep 1924 in Náchod
Died 3 Jan 2012 in Toronto
Age87 years, 3 months
Josef Škvorecký
Josef Škvorecký
Autor: Jiří Hůlka

About Josef Škvorecký

Josef Škvorecký, CM (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjozɛf ˈʃkvorɛtskiː] ( listen); September 27, 1924 – January 3, 2012) was a Czech-Canadian writer and publisher. He spent half of his life in Canada, publishing and supporting banned Czech literature during the communist era. Škvorecký was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1980. He and his wife were long-time supporters of Czech dissident writers before the fall of communism in that country. Škvorecký's fiction deals with several themes: the horrors of totalitarianism and repression, the expatriate experience, and the miracle of jazz.

He is also known as Josef Skvorecky.


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