Margaret Atwood in Prague: The Franz Kafka Price 2017
The Canadian writer Margaret E. Atwood will be awarded the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize at the Old Town Hall in Prague on October 17, 2017. She will become the seventeenth laureate of this international literary prize awarded by the Franz Kafka Society in cooperation with the City of Prague.
The Franz Kafka International Literary Prize will be awarded to the Canadian writer Margaret E. Atwood at the Old Town Hall in Prague on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 17:00. The international jury selected her at its annual meeting in May at the headquarters of the Franz Kafka Society as the seventeenth laureate of this Prague literary prize. “This is a very great honour and I would be most pleased to accept. Franz Kafka has a special place for me, since as an undergraduate I wrote one of my first pieces of serious literary criticism about his work,“ said the laureate afterwards.
Margaret Atwood will be in town to attend the traditional award ceremony in the Brožík Hall of the Old Town Hall, where the laureates receive the main symbol of the prize – a bronze statuette of Franz Kafka by Jaroslav Róna. The financial award is USD 10,000.
As part of the Franz Kafka Prize´s accompanying programme organized by the Franz Kafka Society, she will also meet her readers and representatives of the media during the following events:
10:00–11:00 Book signing, The Globe, Pštrossova 1925/6
11:00–12:00 Press conference, The Franz Kafka Society, Široká 64/14
15:00–16:00 Book signing, Neoluxor, Václavské náměstí 41
19:00–20:30 Literary event, Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 129/13