Lecture in language
Erik Tabery (CZE)
Chief-editor of Respekt, journalist, and publicist
„We must stop being afraid that a person with a different opinion is a danger to civilization.“
Erik Tabery has been working in the weekly magazine Respekt for twenty years. He mainly writes political comments and analyses. He holds the Magnesia Litera Award for his latest book, Opuštěná společnost (Abandoned Society).
According to Erik, Czech society has been divided into two parts, which have a different view of democracy, foreign political orientation, and openness towards the outside world. In his last
According to Erik, Czech society has been divided into two parts, which have a different view of democracy, foreign political orientation, and openness towards the outside world. In his last book Opuštěná společnost (2018) he was trying to find parallels between the past and present direction of Czech politics and society. This book was named the book of the year of the Magnesia Litera Award.
He has received more awards for his journalistic work. In 2003, he was awarded the Novinářská křepelka pro žurnalisty do 33 let (Journalist Quail Award for Journalists under 33 years of age). In 2009, he won the Ferdinand Peroutka Award and two years later the Journalist Award. His book Vládneme, nerušit (Governing, Do not Disturb, 2006) earned him the Tom Stoppard Award and a nomination for Magnesia Litera Award. A film with the same name was made based on this book. His second book Hledá se prezident (Looking for a President, 2008) brought him the nomination for Magnesia Litera Award as well. The documentary Tady je Šloufovo and the documentary series about young people Generace Nula are based on Erik´s writings.