Michal Ajvaz
Writer, essayist and translator Michal Ajvaz was born in 1949 in Prague and studied Czech and aesthetics at Charles' University in Prague. He has worked as a janitor, a night watchman and a pump attendant. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as an editor at the literary weekly "Literární noviny". His works include poems Murder in the Hotel Intercontinental, short stories Return on the Old Komodo Dragon, a novel The Other City, two novellas Turquoise Eagle, and essays The Mystery of the Book. Michal Ajvaz lives in Prague.