Pavel Hak (born 1962, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech-born French playwright and author. Exiled to France in 1986, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. He has published six books, Safari,Sniper, Lutte à mort, Trans (Trans won the Prix Wepler in 2006),Warax and Vomito negro though the second is the only one published in English translation. Sniper (2005) is a graphic account of genocide and torture in an unnamed country. It met with largely positive reviews on publication in the UK and the USA.