Zuzana Brabcová

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Zuzana Brabcová (23 March 1959 – 20 August 2015) was a Czech writer.[1][2]

The daughter of Jiří Brabec and Zina Trochová, both literary historians, she was born in Prague. After completing her schooling, she worked in the University Library in Prague, in a hospital and as a cleaner. She later became an editor, working for several publishing houses.[1]

Her first novel Daleko od stromu (Far from the tree) was first published in a Samizdat edition in 1984 and then in Prague in 1991.[3] It received the Jiří Orten Award in 1997.[4] This was followed by the novel Zlodějina (Thievery) in 1996.[3] In 2000, she published her third novel Rok perel (Year of pearls), the first Czech novel to deal with lesbian love.[4]

Brabcová was awarded the Magnesia Litera for fiction in 2013 for her novel Stropy.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Zuzana Brabcová". Czech literature portal.
  2. ^ Česká televize. "Život až po strop. Zemřela spisovatelka Zuzana Brabcová". ČT24.
  3. ^ a b Segel, Harold B. (2003). The Columbia Guide to the Literatures of Eastern Europe Since 1945. p. 86. ISBN 0231114044.
  4. ^ a b "Zuzana Brabcová profile" (PDF). Czech literature portal.
  5. ^ "Magnesia Litera 2013 - vítězové" (in Czech). Municipal Library of Prague.