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Ivan Klima was born in 1931 in Prague. He was the editor of the journal of the Czech Writer's Union during the Prague Spring. In 1969 he was a visiting professor to the University of Michigan. He returned to Czechoslovakia the following year.

Books by Ivan Klima

Love And Garbage

'Few writers have the invention and skill to juxtapose within one novel so many diverse themes, mundane and sublime, savage and compassionate, held in a satisfying balance. He tosses time and space about in a net seeking to catch the eternal-It is rare that one meets a new literary voice of such originality and mastery.' Observer

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Judge On Trial

'A great novel which transmits in detail the special qualities of life in a nightmare' Independent

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