He is known for Sedmikostelí (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. 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, 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.
- "Miloš Urban, Lord Mord" (in Czech). Muzeum Karlova mostu. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
- Faltýnek, Vilém (2005-04-24). "Miloš Urban: V dětství nás strašili, že nás někdo unese" (in Czech). Czech Radio. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
- Miloš Urban (Argo)
- Dominik Jůn: Interview with Czech author Miloš Urban, Czech Radio, 10. 1. 2015
- David Vaughan, Pavla Jonssonová: Milos Urban - the Czech Republic's answer to Umberto Eco, Czech Radio, 16. 11. 2003
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