John Banville on the Franz Kafka Prize

Irish writer travels to Prague to accept the Kafka Society's award
John Banville holding the Franz Kafka Prize. Photograph © ČTK
John Banville reflects on winning the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in Prague (link via Michael Orthofer): '“It would have astonished Kafka that a fellow writer would have been standing in City Hall to collect an award in his name,” Banville said. “And he would have been even more astonished that I walked over here to collect it from my hotel, which used to be the Worker's Accident Insurance Institute [where Kafka once worked] …”' [Read More]

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