Writers: Franz Kafka

An online guide to the life and work of Franz Kafka
There is a point of no return. This point has to be reached.

Franz Kafka, Zürau Aphorisms


Take the Kafka Quiz
Franz Kafka Centenary: 100 Years of The Judgement
Judith Butler on Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka, Sleep and Transformation
Kafka Safety Deposit Boxes to be opened
Franz Kafka, The Trial (Folio Society)
McCrum on Kafka's Manuscripts
Franz Kafka, A Message From the Emperor
Kafka Legal Battle Continues
Smarten up with surrealism
Kafka's Manuscripts on Trial
Franz Kafka's Zürau Aphorisms
Franz Kafka, The Trial
Unseen Kafka Archive to be made public
Kafka's Unseen Papers
Franz Kafka: 'Words are Clumsy Mountaineers'
Michael Foley's Top Ten Absurd Classics
Gunter Ander on Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka: 'A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us'
Kafka: 'Stay at your table and listen'
Ritchie Robertson on Kafka's The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka, The Hunger Artist: Illustrated
Cover Design: Franz Kafka's Complete Works (In German)
50 Tough Books for Extreme Readers
Kafka Translated: How Translators have Shaped our Reading of Kafka

Philosophy and Interpretation

'At last I understand Kafka'
Maurice Blanchot on Kafka
How to read Kafka
Giorgio Agamben on Kafka and The Trial

Writers on Kafka

Samuel Beckett on Franz Kafka
J. G. Ballard's Top Ten Writers
Philip Roth on Kafka and the Holocaust
Banville: Franz Kafka's other trial
W. H. Auden on Franz Kafka
Gabriel Josipovici on Franz Kafka
Will Self, Kafka's Wound: A Digital Literary Essay
Lars Iyer on Max Brod and Franz Kafka


Introducing... Franz Kafka
From the desk of Franz Kafka
Daily Routines of Writers and Philosophers
Writers' Autographs
Kafka: The Years of Insight
Kafka's Last Love: the Mystery of Dora Diamant

Academic Conferences

Kafka, Religion, and Modernity Conference 2012
Franz Kafka and Philosophy Workshop: 2010
Judith Butler: How to Read Kafka


Kafka's The Trial at the Edinburgh Festival
Shiberhur adapt Kafka's In the Penal Colony
Kafka's Metamorphosis as Dance Theatre

Film and Television

Kafka's influence on Michael Haneke
Kafka's Metamorphosis to be Filmed
Orson Welles' adaptation of Kafka's The Trial
Animation: Franz Kafka, A Country Doctor


Franz Kafka's Torture Machine
The Drawings of Franz Kafka
Happy Birthday, Franz Kafka
Mendelsund on Kafka as 'countercultural hero'
Literary Rags: Writer and Philosopher T-Shirts
The Next Village Project
'What we both strove after...'
Keeping a diary
Kafka on Etsy
Pavel Schmidt: Franz Kafka
Mister K & Franz Kafka Exhibition