Emil Hakl is one of the stars in our committee

Emil Hakl is one of the stars in our committee

Jan Beneš, known professionally as Emil Hakl, is a Czech writer, who graduated from Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, majoring in composition. In 1980's he wrote poetry and dramatized literary texts, which he staged for amateur companies. He was one of the founding fathers of the free literary association The Modern Illiterate (founded in 1988). The main purpose of this association was organising regular readings in clubs in and outside Prague. This was later followed by authorial readings in Literary club 8. He also collaborated with a literary club Pant. He was publishing for these magazines: Iniciály, Tvar, Literární novinky, Aluze, Salon, magazine of Hospodářské noviny, Týden and Dobrá adresa (online). We can also find him in Anthologie de la poésie tchéque contemporaine 1945–2000 (Gallimard, Paris, 2002) and other collections. Nowadays, he is a journalist for weekly Instinkt. You can read his interview published in October on Forum24 ttps://bit.ly/368vPxh.

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