Miloš Urban

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This article is about the Czech writer. For the Slovak writer, see Milo Urban.

Miloš Urban (born in 1967 in Sokolov, Czech Republic[1]) is a Czech novelist and horror writer.

His books[edit]

He is known for Sedmikostelí[2] (The Seven Churches), a dark thriller about Kvetoslav Svach and how he is linked to murders in seven cathedrals in Prague that came out in 1999. It has been acclaimed as a masterpiece of modern gothic; Urban was praised as “the black knight of Czech literature” and the book has been translated into German, Dutch, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish and Bulgarian among others.[1] Sedmikostelí is loosely followed by novels "Stín katedrály" (Shadow of the Catedral, 2003) and "Santiniho jazyk" (Santini´s tongue, 2005), creating together so called church trilogy.

Hastrman came out in 2001. The novel received the prestigious Magnesia Litera Award,[1] and has been translated to Hungarian and a film is going to be made of the novel by the Czech TV. It is a controversial, non-compromising story combining motives from Czech myths and folktales and the problematic issue of ecology.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Miloš Urban, Lord Mord" (in Czech). Muzeum Karlova mostu. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Faltýnek, Vilém (2005-04-24). "Miloš Urban: V dětství nás strašili, že nás někdo unese" (in Czech). Czech Radio. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 

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