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Alex Zucker

Contributor

Alex Zucker

Alex Zucker has translated novels by Bianca Bellová, Jáchym Topol, Petra Hůlová, Tomáš Zmeškal, and Heda Margolius Kovály, among others. He has also Englished stories, plays, essays, young adult and children’s books, subtitles, poems, philosophy, and an opera. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. More at alexjzucker.com.

Articles by Alex Zucker

What Does Victory Look Like If Not This?
By Petra Hůlová
Petra Hůlová's dystopian novel The Movement, translated from Czech by Alex Zucker, is available now from World Editions. The novel follows the narrator, a prison guard at…
Translated by Alex Zucker
Knock ’em Dead
By Lucie Lomová
I know he's a faker, but missing the premiere . . .
Translated by Alex Zucker
Not Necessarily About Politics: Contemporary Czech Prose
By Alex Zucker
Authors writing in Czech have always had plenty to say.
This Time Last Year
By Magdaléna Platzová
The older you are, the less exposure you can tolerate.
Translated from Czech by Alex Zucker
Multilingual
from “Disappear”
By Petra Soukupová
The leg I don’t have is what hurts.
Translated from Czech by Alex Zucker
from “Guardians of the Public Good”
By Petra Hůlová
Krakow in my childhood didn’t belong to anyone.
Translated from Czech by Alex Zucker
from “Talespinner”
By Martin Ryšavý
Bgashev’s been dead a few years now and he’s been coming to see me all this time.
Translated from Czech by Julia Sherwood & Alex Zucker
The Prodigal Father
By Tomáš Zmeškal
Myths always lie a little, to make them more impressive.
Translated from Czech by Alex Zucker
from “Angel”
By Jáchym Topol
The WindowsButch blinked. But it wouldn’t go away. He could see it, the blood, like a red honeycomb, like a membrane, in his left eye. Then in his right. Before, the blood had poured from the sky,…
Translated from Czech by Alex Zucker
from The Opportune Moment, 1855
By Patrik Ouředník
Patrik Ouředník’s forthcoming novel imagines one of the most striking phenomena of the nineteenth century: the founding of “free” settlements in North and South America by Europeans…
Translated from Czech by Alex Zucker
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