The Other City
Translated by Gerald Turner
Michal Ajvaz is a Czech novelist, essayist, poet, and translator. In 2005, he was awarded the Jaroslav Seifert Prize for his novel Empty Streets (Prázdné ulice). He is a researcher at Prague's Center for Theoretical Studies. In addition to fiction, he has published an essay on Derrida, a book-length meditation on Borges, and a philosophical study called Jungle of Light: Meditations on Seeing.
The Golden Age
Heir to the philosophical-fantastical tradition of Borges, Calvino, and Perec, Michal Ajvaz's The Golden Age is a fantastical travelogue in which a modern-day Gulliver writes about about an exotic civilization he encountered on an island in the...
With Michal Ajvaz