Michael Žantovský (CZE)

Politician, diplomat and writer

„Participation in public affairs is the most important thing in politics unless one takes it as an ‘elevator’ to power.“

Czech translator, interpreter, psychologist, journalist, author, and lyricist. He is a former Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom, as well as to Israel and the United States. Since September 2015, he has been the Director of the Vaclav Havel Library.

Michael has translated more than 50 books into Czech from English, for example, short stories and films by Woody Allen, about whom he wrote a monograph. He translated A Tale of Love and Darkness</em> More…