Jáchym Topol

    is a Czech journalist, poet and novelist based in Prague. He was one of the founders of the samizdat literary journal Revolver revue, worked on the weekly Respekt and later the daily Lidové noviny. He is currently the programme director of the Václav Havel library. His novels include City, Sister, Silver and Gargling Tar, which have been translated into English.

  • Faynberg’s teeth as a scary lesson

    Back home after attending Central European Forum 2010, Jáchym Topol shares a lesson Viktor Faynberg taught him: it is the duty of every individual to stand up for freedom, and this includes taking personal risks.