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Anton Hykisch

23. 2. 1932
Banská Štiavnica
A. Horník; Ahy; Peter Arnošt
essay, ya and children's books, literature, nonfiction, , radio production, screenwriting, general fiction, theatre & drama & film, translation activity
Hykisch is a fiction and non-fiction writer and essayist. He worked as an editor in the Czechoslovak Radio until the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968 when he was let go and forbidden to publish his writing. He later became the director of the publishing house Mladé letá and in the 90’s he was Slovakia’s ambassador to Canada. His most successful books are the historical novels Čas majstrov (Time of the Masters, 1981) and Milujte kráľovnú (Love the Queen, 2003). His latest work is the historical novel Verte cisárovi (Believe the Emperor, 2016). Read more