Jiří Hájíček



Jiří Hájíček, b. 1967, is a Czech writer who lives in Budejovice. He is a double award-winner of the Magnesia Litera, the Czech Republic’s highest literary accolade, for his novels that are all set in the Southern Bohemian countryside: for his novel “Rustic Baroque” (Selské baroko) and “Fish Blood” (Rybí krev). Readers of the daily newspaper Lidove noviny nominated the novel “The Rain Stick” as book of the year in 2016. In 2017, the novel received the Czech Book Award.

Participant of the European Literature Days 2019.