Věra Linhartová

Věra Linhartová (born 22 March, 1938) is a Czech writer and an art historian.

She was born in Brno and studied art history at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University and aesthetics at Charles University in Prague. She worked in the art gallery at Hluboká Castle. From 1962 to 1965, she was involved with the surrealist group in Prague and also contributed to the young writers' journal ''Tvář''. In 1968, Linhartová moved to Paris. Since 1969, she has been writing in French.

In 1972, she was the first female juror of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, known then as Books Abroad. She nominated French author Nathalie Sarraute, but the Prize was awarded to Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that year.

She studied Japanese in Paris and from 1989 to 1990, she lived in Tokyo on a research grant.

She edited and translated ''Dada et Surréalisme au Japon'' (1987).

Linhartová received the Jaroslav Seifert Prize in 1998. In 2010, she received the F. X. Šalda Award and the Tom Stoppard prize for her collection of essays ''Soustředné kruhy'' (Collected Circles). Provided by Wikipedia
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