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Martin Simecka

Martin Simecka belonged to the Czechoslovak literary underground until 1989. During the communist regime, his works were forbidden and were published only in Samizdat or abroad. After 1989, he founded a publishing house specialized in books concerning social sciences, Archa, and was the editor-in-chief. His novel The Year of the Frog appeared in several languages and he won various literary prizes. He also published political essays. He was the editor-in-chief of the political and cultural weekly Domino-fórum, and from 1999 to 2006, he was the editor-in-chief of the most influential Slovak daily, SME. Since 2006, he has been editor-in-chief of the Czech weekly Respekt. (2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 



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