Jiří Stránský

Jiří Stránský (1931) is a Czech writer. In a nineteen fifties communist show trial he was sentenced to a term of prisonment which included a period in the notorious Jáchymov uranium mines. Following the end of communism he served 13 years as Chairman of the Czech PEN centre. He has written many books and film scripts. His most famous novel is A Country Gone Wild.


I am grateful to Respekt  for insisting on being the one to air my views and not letting in any other media publish my answers to the questions relating to Milan Kundera’s  guilt or lack of guilt. I do have a lot to say on the subject, for Zdeněk Rotrekl and I are the only two surviving authors of those who served time under the communists. It is if the two of us who have been at odds with this ideology all our lives, were now the only ones who can determine what took place fifty-eight years ago. But what this is really […]