Igor Malijevský was born in Prague in 1970. He studied theoretical physics as well as philosophy at Charles University but since the mid-1990s has devoted himself primarily to photography and writing. He established and leads EKG, a well-known monthly literary cabaret in Prague. His stories and poems are based on a poetical understanding of our everyday reality, a style he describes as “photography in words.” His written work has been translated into English, German, and other languages, and he has exhibited his photographs in the United States, China, South Korea, and Europe. His recent work includes a book of photographs, Igor Malijevský— Photography 1996–2016, accompanied by text in Czech and English; and the novel The Open Space.