University Library filmed the next part of the series of interviews "One about the other"

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In the new part, regional authors from West Bohemia are presented. The library was approached by the regional organization of the Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic to cooperate on the new part of this series.

An interesting conversation between two poets, Jan Sojka and David Brabec, was recorded in the hall of the Bory Library on the university campus. You can watch it on the Youtube channel of the Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic – Pilsen Region.

The authors introduced their books to each other, and thanks to their long friendship, the conversation was full of insight, humour and interest. At the end, both authors donated several of their books to the library, which will be available in September in the newly renovated Education Library on Klatovská Street.

Jan Sojka is a graduate of the Department of Czech Language and Literature at the Faculty of Education of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He graduated in the combination of Bohemistics and History. He works as a secondary school teacher in Pilsen. He is an author of plays, poetry and prose. Among his poetry, we can mention his books "Sesuv noci" (2019) and "Přemalovat pot" (2023). Among his prose, his publications "Rok bez února" (2007), "Povídky o lovcích a venuších" (2014) and "Rodina a jiné regály" (2020) are certainly worth mentioning. He is a two-time winner of the Bohumil Polan Prize for Literature in 2007 (for his collection "Směr spánku") and 2020 (for his collection "Sesuv noci").

David Brabec is a poet, songwriter, member of the theatre association "Antidivadlo" and publicist. Since November 2023 he has been a member of the Czech Television Council. He is the author of the poetry collections "Mince zpod jazyka" (2014) and "Rozložené akordy" (2019).

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17. 06. 2024