Radek John

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Radek John
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Minister of Interior
In office
13 July 2010 – 21 April 2011
Prime Minister Petr Nečas
Preceded by Martin Pecina
Succeeded by Jan Kubice
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
29 May 2010 – 28 August 2013
Personal details
Born (1954-12-06) 6 December 1954 (age 63)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political party Public Affairs (2009-2015)
Spouse(s) Zlata Adamovská (1984-2010)
Children Barbora, Petr, Tereza
Alma mater FAMU
Profession Screenwriter, writer, politician

Radek John (born 6 December 1954; Czech pronunciation: [ˈradɛk ˈjoːn]) is a Czech journalist, writer, screenwriter and politician who served as the Minister of Interior from 2010 to 2011 and as Leader of the Public Affairs party from 2009 to 2013. His novel Memento is the first book examining the drug problem in the context of the former communist Czechoslovakia.[1] The novel was translated into ten languages.[1]

From 13 July 2010 to 21 April 2011 he served as the Minister of Interior of the Czech Republic.[2]

Early life[edit]

To 1979 he studied screenwriting and graduated from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). From 1980 till 1993 he worked as an editor of Mladý Svět magazine. He then worked as a screenwriter at Barrandov Film Studios.


  1. ^ a b "Radek John" (in Czech). Novinky.cz. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Klaus jmenoval ministry Kubiceho a Šmerdu, Bárta a John skončili" (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 26 April 2011.