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.