Monika Zgustova

Monika Zgustova is an award-winning author (Calamo and Amat-Piniella awards for the Best Novel of the Year, as well as Merce Rodoreda and The City of Barcelona awards, among others) whose literary works have been published in 10 languages. She was born in Prague. She studied comparative literature at the universities of Chicago and Illinois. She lives in Barcelona and writes for El Pais, The Nation and other magazines. As a translator of Czech and Russian literature—including Havel, Kundera, Hrabal, Hasek, Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, and Babel—Zgustova is credited with bringing major 20th-century writers into Spanish and Catalan.

This author is supported by The Institut Ramon Llull.

Events Monika Zgustova was involved in

  • Panel: Cristina Ali Farah, Ivana Bodrožić & Monika Zgustova

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:00 PM

    Cristina Ali Farah, Ivana Bodrozic and Monika Zgustova discuss the themes of identity and political strife as experienced by their female protagonists.


  • Author Talks & Mystery Library

    Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

    Hear from an outstanding lineup of authors and grab a free book from the Festival’s mystery library in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station.


  • EUNIC Reading & Reception

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    With the European Union National Institutes for Culture, we'll be spotlighting writers from EU countries who will read short excerpts from their work in their own languages.