Magnesia Litera

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Magnesia Litera is an annual book award held in the Czech Republic since 2002. The prize covers all literary genres in eight genre categories: prose, poetry, children’s book (since 2004), non-fiction, essay/journalism (since 2007), translation, publishing achievement, book debut, and the main prize – one of the genre nominee is named the “Czech Book of the Year”.

The prize is awarded by an independent association Litera which associates members of all Czech literary or book-market organizations: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Association of Booksellers and Publishers, Czech Centre of International PEN, Czech section of IBBY, Society of Czech Writers, Czech Translators’ Guild.

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