Ivana Myšková

Ivana Myšková | Photo by Marta Myšková

Ivana Myšková, born 1981, ranked among the stars of the new generation of Czech prose writers,  graduated in creative writing and media communication from the Literary Academy in Prague. She has worked as a cultural editor on the radio and is now self-employed in field of culture. She debuted her first radio play Afternoon with a Lilliputian in 2007, published her novella The Inflaming in 2012 and has been nominated for the Czech Book Prize and Josef Škvorecký Prize. She published a collection of short stories entitled White Animals Are Very Often Deaf in 2017, in which she explores disgust and squeamishness with scientific meticulousness and sarcasm.

Outstanding awards and distinctions

  • 2013 – shortlisted for Czech Book Prize (The Inflaming)
  • 2013 – shortlisted for Josef Škvorecký Prize (The Inflaming)
  • 2017 – shortlisted for Magnesia Litera Prize (White Animals Are Very Often Deaf)


Radio play

  • Afternoon with a Lliliputian / Odpoledne s liliputem (2007)


  •  The Inflaming / Nícení (2012)

Short story collection

  • White Animals Are Very Often Deaf / Bílá zvířata jsou velmi často hluchá (2017)


Books by Ivana Myšková

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