Kateřina Tučková (CZE)



Kateřina is an award-winning and widely read novelist, playwright, journalist, art historian and curator. She has won the Magnesia Litera, Josef Škvorecký and Czech Bestseller awards, and in 2017 she was awarded the Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights Award by the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes. Abroad, she was awarded the Premio Libro d'Europa literary prize by the Salerno Festival in Italy. Her books have been translated into twenty languages.



Kateřina studied Art history and Czech language and literature at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno, where she grew up, and completed her doctoral studies in Art history at Charles University in Prague. During her studies, she published a number of professional publications in the field of visual arts and books for exhibition projects.
She is mainly known for her historical novels Gerta (2009), The Last Goddess (2012), and the long-awaited latest novel The White Water (2022). For this book and her literary work to date, she has received the Czech State Prize for Literature, among other awards.
In 2018, she entered the theatre scene with her original play Vitka, and ever since, productions based on her novels have been staged in theatres in a number of Czech towns.