Jáchym Topol (CZE)

Dissident, writer and journalist

„Writing is such mysticism for me, and that´s why I write only when it comes to me. I don´t care if eight or twelve thousand books are sold.“
A writer, journalist, and program director of the Vaclav Havel Library, one of the most original Czech writers. He was imprisoned numerous times for his anticommunist activities
At 24, he signed his name to Charter 77, the declaration written in 1977 that called on the government to respect human rights. He was a member of the music bands such as Psí vojáci, Narodní třída, More…