Famous Novelists from Czech Republic

List of notable or famous novelists from Czech Republic, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Czech Republic and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Czech Republic. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Czech novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Czech Republic is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Ivan Klíma and Bertha von Suttner.

This historic novelists from Czech Republic list can help answer the questions "Who are some Czech novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Czech Republic?" These prominent novelists of Czech Republic may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Czech novelists.

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  • Bertha von Suttner
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    Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner (Baroness Bertha von Suttner, pronounced [ˈbɛɐ̯ta fɔn ˈzʊtnɐ], née Countess Kinsky, Gräfin Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau; 9 June 1843 – 21 June 1914) was an Austrian-Bohemian pacifist and novelist. In 1905 she became the second female Nobel laureate (after Marie Curie in 1903), the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first Austrian laureate.
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1843-1914)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Bohumil Hrabal (Czech pronunciation: [ˈboɦumɪl ˈɦrabal]; 28 March 1914 – 3 February 1997) was a Czech writer, often cited as one of the best Czech writers of the 20th century.
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1914-1997)
    • Birthplace: Czech Republic, Brno
  • Eduard Bass, born Eduard Schmidt, (1 January 1888, in Prague – 2 October 1946, in Prague) was a Czech prose writer, journalist, singer, and actor. From 1910 he worked as a singer, journalist and cabaret director. From 1921 he was an editor of the newspaper Lidové noviny and from 1933 its editor-in-chief. Among his works, the best known today is the humorous novel for youths Klapzubova jedenáctka (Klapzuba's Eleven, 1922, about an invincible football team of 11 brothers) and the novel Cirkus Humberto (Circus Humberto, 1941, an epic saga about people working in circuses).
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1888-1946)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Egon Hostovský (23 April 1908, Hronov – 7 May 1973, Montclair, New Jersey) was a Czech writer, editor and journalist.
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1908-1973)
    • Birthplace: Hronov, Czech Republic
  • Ivan Klíma (born 14 September 1931 in Prague, as Ivan Kauders) is a Czech novelist and playwright. He has received the Magnesia Litera award and the Franz Kafka Prize, among other honors.
    • Age: 91
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Jaroslav Hašek (Czech: [ˈjaroslaf ˈɦaʃɛk]; 30 April 1883 – 3 January 1923) was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, bohemian and anarchist. He is best known for his novel The Good Soldier Švejk, an unfinished collection of farcical incidents about a soldier in World War I and a satire on the ineptitude of authority figures. The novel has been translated into about 60 languages, making it the most translated novel in Czech literature.
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1883-1923)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic