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Pluh is a leading literary agency in the representation of Czech authors, having made more than 300 successful transactions for book publishing rights in over thirty countries. We pride ourselves on the literary quality of the novels we offer and firmly believe that they can enrich literature abroad. With many of our authors having been awarded numerous literary prizes, we are confident in claiming that we bring the very best that contemporary Czech literature has to offer.

We take on the role of facilitating interactions between authors and foreign publishers so as to ensure that their work finds its way to readers abroad. Pluh holds the exclusive rights for the representation of all authors listed on this website, with the exception of of Egon Hostovský, one of the great names in Czech literature, whose rights of representation we are licenced to sell.

Patrik Ouředník, one of the authors we represent, is the most widely translated Czech author since 1989, with his book Europeana having been translated into more than thirty languages. Many of our other authors have been translated into upwards of ten languages as well. While the authors and books represented by Pluh are some of modern Czech literatures finest, we can also claim one of the great Czech classical authors, Egon Hostovský, as our own. In summation, the quality of our authors' work is such that we are confident that it can carve out a place for itself abroad.


News

* Bianca Bellová's novel Jezero (The Lake) has been awarderd with the European Union Prize for Literature.

* Bianca Bellová's novel Jezero (The Lake) has won the Magnesia Litera Prize for Book of the Year 2016.

* Marek Šindelka's novel Únava materiálu (Material Fatique) has been awarded with the Magnesia Litera Prose Prize.

* Markéta Pilátová published a new novel: S Baťou v džungli (With Bata in the Jungle).

* Patrik Ouředník published a new novel. In French this time: La fin du monde n'aurait pas eu lieu.

* Marek Šindelka's published his new novel Únava materiálu (Material Fatique).

* Voličry (Aviaries), the last novel by Zuzana Brabcová is awarded with the Josef Škvorecký Prize 2016.

* Bianca Bellová published her new novel Jezero (The Lake).

* Jáchym Topol received in 2015 the Vilenica Award from the Slovene Writers' Association

* Europeana has now editions in over 30 languages, making it most translated Czech book over the past 25 years.

* Books by Petra Hůlová, Tomáš Zmeškal and Jáchym Topol have now been published in more than 10 languages.


Rights sold 2017

Country Publication Author
Estonia (Loomingu Raamatukogu) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Sweden (Aspekt Förlag) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
United Kingdom (The Artangel Trust) Europeana (stage rights) Patrik Ouředník
Portugal (Antigina) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Taiwain (Domain Publishing) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
USA (Dalkey Archive) The End of the World Might Not Have Taken Place (La fin du monde n'aurait pas eu lieu) Patrik Ouředník
Italy (Quodlibet) The End of the World Might Not Have Taken Place Patrik Ouředník
Macedonia (Magor Publishing) Case Closed (Ad acta) Patrik Ouředník
Macedonia (Tri Publishing Centre) The Lake (Jezero) Bianca Bellová
Italy (Miraggi Edizioni) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Bulgaria (Izida) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Serbia (Heliks) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Croatia (Ljevak) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Albania (Fan Noli) The Lake Bianca Bellová
France (Mirobole éditions) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Switzerland (Kein & Aber) The Lake Bianca Bellová
The Netherlands (De Geus) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Spain (Tres Hermanas) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Slovenia (Cankarjeva založba) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Hungary (Metropolis) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Latvia (Petergailis) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Bulgaria (Izida) Material Fatigue (Únava materiálu) Marek Šindelka
Croatia (Ljevak) Material Fatigue Marek Šindelka
The Netherlands (Das Mag) Material Fatigue Marek Šindelka
Macedonia (Antolog) Material Fatigue Marek Šindelka
Serbia (Heliks) Material Fatigue Marek Šindelka
Syria (Ninawa) Material Fatigue Marek Šindelka
Egypt (Al Arabi) Map of Anna (Mapa Anny) Marek Šindelka
Austria (Residenz Verlag) Aberrant (Chyba) Marek Šindelka
Macedonia (Avant Press) Aberrant Marek Šindelka
USA (Plamen Press) Heaven Has No Floor (Nebe nemá dno) Hana Andronikova
Egypt (Ibn Roshd) Heaven Has No Floor Hana Andronikova
USA (Twisted Spoon) Aviaries (Voliéry) Zuzana Brabcová
Bulgaria (Perseus Publishing House) Ceilings (Stropy ) Zuzana Brabcová
Macedonia (Art Connect Publishing) Three Plastic Rooms (Umělohmotný třípokoj ) Petra Hůlová
Egypt (Al Arabi) The Devil's Workshop (Chladnou zemí) Jáchym Topol
Macedonia (Magor Publishing) The Devil's Workshop Jáchym Topol
Serbia (Heliks) A Sensitive Man (Citlivý člověk) Jáchym Topol
France/Switzerland (Noir sur Blanc) A Sensitive Man Jáchym Topol
Germany (Suhrkamp) A Sensitive Man Jáchym Topol
Macedonia (Makedonika Litera) Perhaps We Are Leaving (Možna že odcházíme) Jan Balabán
Macedonia (Makedonika Litera) Ask Dad (Zeptej se táty) Jan Balabán
Italy (Miraggi edizioni) Ask Dad Jan Balabán
Hungary (Noran Libro) Where the Angel Went (Kudy šel anděl) Jan Balabán
Denmark (Silkefyret) The Hideout (Úkryt) Egon Hostovský
Poland (Książkowe Klimaty) With Bata in the Jungle (S Baťou v džungli) Markéta Pilátová
Serbia (Akademska knjiga) The Rules for Peculiar Behaviour (Pravidla smešného chování) Emil Hakl


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Foreign editions 2017

Country Publication Author
Bulgaria (Izida) The Mistake (Грешка) Marek Šindelka
Spain (Baile des Sol) Tsunami Blues Markéta Pilátová
Austria (Braumüller) Tsunami Blues Markéta Pilátová
Italy (Quodlibet) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Egypt (Al Arabi) All This Belongs to Me Petra Hůlová
Serbia (Plato Books) Guardians of the Civic Good (Čuvari građanskog dobra) Petra Hůlová
United States (Dalkey Archive ) Angel Station Jáchym Topol
Belarus (Lohvinau) The Devil's Workshop Jáchym Topol
Italy (Quodlibet) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Albania (Ombra GVG) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Albania (Fan Noli) Love Letter in Cuneiform (Letër dashurie në shkrimin kuneiformë) Tomáš Zmeškal


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Rights sold 2016

Country Publication Author
The Netherlands (Zirimiri Press) Case Closed (Ad acta) Patrik Ouředník
Hungary (Theatre Népszinház Subotica) Europeana (stage rights) Patrik Ouředník
Italy (Qoudlibet) Europeana (new edition) Patrik Ouředník
Albania (OMBRA GVG) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Denmark (Silkefyret) The Devil's Workshop (Chladnou zemí) Jáchym Topol
China (Flower City Publishing) The Devil's Workshop Jáchym Topol
Slovenia (Cankarjeva založba) Nightwork (Noční práce ) Jáchym Topol
Egypt (Al Kotob Khan) Nightwork Jáchym Topol
Bulgaria (Paradox) Nightwork Jáchym Topol
United Kingdom (Jantar) Plastic-furnished, Three-bedroom (Umělohmotný třípokoj) Petra Hůlová
Serbia (Plato Books) Guardians of the Civic Good (Strážci občanského dobra) Petra Hůlová
Poland (Wydawnictwo Afera) The Gorge (Macocha) Petra Hůlová
Egypt (Al Kotob Khan) The Gorge Petra Hůlová
Slovenia (Založba litera) A True Story (Skutečná událost) Emil Hakl
Latvia (Petergailis ) Of Kids & Parents (O rodičích a dětech) Emil Hakl
United Kindgom (Glagoslav) Perahps We Are Leaving (Možna že odcházíme) Jan Balabán
Bulgaria (Izida) We Are Here (Jsme tady) Jan Balabán
Bulgaria (Izida) Holiday (Prázdniny ) Jan Balabán
Bulgaria (Izida) The Middle Age (Středovék) Jan Balabán
Poland (Afera) The Lake (Jezero) Bianca Bellová
Egypt (Sefsafa) The Lake Bianca Bellová
Albania (Fan Noli) Love Letter in Cuneiform (Milostný dopis klínovým dopisem) Tomáš Zmeškal
The Netherlands/Belgium (Voetnoot) The Mission (Poslání) Egon Hostovský
Macedonia (Antolog) Lord Mord Miloš Urban


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Foreign editions 2016

Country Publication Author
United States (Yale University Press) Love Letter in Cuneiform Tomáš Zmeškal
Italy (Safarŕ Editore, Pordenone) Love Letter in Cuneiform (Lettera d'amore in scrittura cuneiforme) Tomáš Zmeškal
The Netherlands (Das Mag) Map of Anna (Anna in kaart gebracht) Marek Šindelka
Poland (Wydawnictwo Afera) Stay Tuned (Zostančie z nami ) Marek Šindelka
Romania (Vremea) The Opportune Moment, 1855 ( Momentul prielnic. 1855 ) Patrik Ouředník
Macedonia (Templum) Europeana (ΕΒΡΟΠΕΑΗΑ ) Patrik Ouředník
Latvia (Petergailis) Case Closed (Lieta ir slēgta) Patrik Ouředník
Italy (Keller editore) Case Closed (Casa irrisolto) Patrik Ouředník
Slovenia (Cankarjeva založba) Nightwork (Nočno delo) Jáchym Topol
Macedonia (Tri Publishing Centre) Nightwork (Ноќна работа) Jáchym Topol
Ukraine(Tempora) The Devil's Workshop (Майстерня диявола ) Jáchym Topol
Slovenia (Cankarjeva založba) Tajga Station (Postaja Tajga) Petra Hůlová
Egypt (Ibn Roshd) Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home Markéta Pilátová
Bulgaria (Perseus) My Most Beloved Book (Моята най-любима книга) Markéta Pilátová
Bulgaria (Perseus) Of Kids & Parents (За родителите и децата) Emil Hakl
Slovenia (Založba Litera ) Of Kids & Parents (Pravi dogodek) Emil Hakl
Poland (Książkowe Klimaty) Missing (Zaginiony) Egon Hostovský
The Netherlands (Voetnoot Publishers By Means of the Cat (Een straat zonder ambitie)) Pavel Juráček




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Rights sold 2015

Country Publication Author
The Netherlands (Voetnoot) By Means of a Cat (Prostřednictvím kočky ) Pavel Jurářek
United Kingdom (Pushkin Press) The Hideout (Úkryt) Egon Hostovský
Spain (Baile del Sol) Tsunami Blues Markéta Pilátová
Macedonia (Ars Lamina) Tsunami Blues Markéta Pilátová
Egypt (Ibn Roshd) Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home (Žluté očí vedou domů) Markéta Pilátová
Italy (Atmosphere Libri) Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home Markéta Pilátová
Egypt (Al Kotob Khan) Year of the Pearls (Rok perel) Zuzana Brabcová
Macedonia (TRI Publishing Centre) Nightwork (Noční práce) Jáchym Topol
Serbia (Dereta) Nightwork (Noční práce) Jáchym Topol
United States (Dalkey Archive) Exit Angel (Anděl) Jáchym Topol
Serbia (Dereta) Ask Dad (Zeptej se táty ) Jan Balabán
Macedonia (Goten) Where The Angel Went (Kudy šel anděl ) Jan Balabán
Poland (Wydawnictwo Afera) Stay Tuned (Zůstaňte s námi ) Marek Šindelka
The Netherlands (Das Magazin) The Map of Anna (Mapa Anny ) Marek Šindelka
Slovenia (Cankarjeva založba) Tajga Station (Stanice tajga ) Petra Hůlová
Belarus (Lohvinau) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Macedonia (Templum) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Italy (Keller editore) Case Closed (Ad acta) Patrik Ouředník
Latvia (Petergailis) Case Closed Patrik Ouředník
Turkey (Oblomov) Case Closed Patrik Ouředník
Romania (Vremea) The Opportune Moment, 1855 (Příhodná chvíle, 1855) Patrik Ouředník
Belarus (Lohvinau) Of Kids & Parents (O rodičích a dětech) Emil Hakl
Belarus (Lohvinau) Rules of Peculiar Behaviour (Pravidla směšného chování) Emil Hakl
Italy (Safarŕ) Love Letter in Cuneiform (Milostný dopis klínovým dopisem) Tomáš Zmeškal
Egypt (Sefsafa) Love Letter in Cuneiform Tomáš Zmeškal
Egypt (Al Kotob Khan) Socrates at the Equator (Sokrates na rovníku) Tomáš Zmeškal
Egypt (Al Kotob Khan) Year of the Pearl (Rok perel) Zuzana Brancová
Albania (Ombra gvg) Lord Mord Miloš Urban


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Foreign editions 2015

Country Publication Author
Egypt (Al Arabi) Ceilings (Stropy) Zuzana Brabcová
United States (Plamen Press) The Sound of the Sundial (Zvuk slunečních hodin ) Hana Andronikova
Bulgaria (Izida) Stay With Us (Zůstaňte s námi ) Marek Šindelka
Poland (Afera ) Where the Angel Went (Kudy šel anděl ) Jan Balabán
Bulgaria (Izida ) Perhaps We Are Leaving (Možna že odcházíme ) Jan Balabán
Bulgaria (Izida ) My Most Beloved Book (Má nejmilejší kniha ) Markéta Pilátová
Romania (Curtea Veche ) Love Letter in Cuneiform (Milostný dopis klínovým dopisem ) Tomáš Zmeškal
Hungary (Typotex) Of Kids & Parents (O rodičích a dětech ) Emil Hakl
Croatia (Porfirogenet) Of Kids & Parents Emil Hakl
Serbia (Dereta) Of Kids & Parents Emil Hakl
Macedonia (Antolog) Of Kids & Parents Emil Hakl
Sweden (Aspekt) Rules of Peculiar Behaviour (Pravidla směšného chování) Emil Hakl
Austria (Braumüller) A True Story (Skutečná událost) Emil Hakl
The Netherlands (Voetnoot) A True Story Emil Hakl
Bulgaria (Perseus) A True Story Emil Hakl
Romania (Curtea Veche) All This Belongs to Me (Paměť mojí babičce) Petra Hůlová
Sweden (Ramus) Plastic-furnished, Three-bedroom (Umělohmotný třípokoj) Petra Hůlová
Bulgaria (Perseus) Plastic-furnished, Three-bedroom (Umělohmotný třípokoj) Petra Hůlová
Egypt (Al Arabi) Guardians of the Civic Good (Strážci občanského dobra) Petra Hůlová
Slovakia (Premedia) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Norway (Bokvennen) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Belarus (Lohvinau) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Latvia (Petergailis) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Ukraine (Stareho lva) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
South Korea (The Open Books) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Serbia (Dereta) Ad acta (Case Closed) Patrik Ouředník
Romania (Editura Art) The Devil's Workshop (Chladnou zemí) Jáchym Topol
Croatia( (VBZ Editura ) The Devil's Workshop Jáchym Topol
Romania (Curtea Veche) Love Letter in Cuneiform (Milostný dopis klínovým dopisem) Tomáš Zmeškal
Croatia (Ljevak) Biography of a Black and White Lamb (Životopis černobílého jehněte) Tomáš Zmeškal
Poland (Książkowe Klimaty) Lord Mord Miloš Urban


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Rights sold 2014

Country Publication Author
Poland (Książkowe Klimaty) Missing (Nezvěstný) Egon Hostovský
Egypt (Al Arabi) Ceilings (Stropy) Zuzana Brabcová
South Korea (The Open Book Co.) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Slovakia (Premedia) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Latvia (Petergailis) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Ukraine (Stareho Lva) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Egypt (Al Arabi) Case Closed (Ad acta) Patrik Ouředník
Serbia (Dereta) Case Closed Patrik Ouředník
Croatia (VBZ) The Devil's Workshop (Chladnou zemí) Jáchym Topol
Belarus (Lohvinau) The Devil's Workshop ) Jáchym Topol
Ukraine (Tempora) The Devil's Workshop Jáchym Topol
Turkey (Epsilon) All This Belongs to Me (Paměť mojí babičce) Petra Hůlová
Romania (Curtea Veche) All This Belongs to Me Petra Hůlová
Bulgaria (Perseus) All This Belongs to Me Petra Hůlová
Egypt (Al Arabi) All This Belongs to Me Petra Hůlová
Bulgaria (Perseus) Plastic-furnished, Three-bedroom (Umělohmotný třípokoj) Petra Hůlová
Porfirogenet (Croatia) Of Kids & Parents (O rodičích a dětech ) Emil Hakl
Serbia (Dereta) Of Kids & Parents Emil Hakl
Macedonia (Antolog) Of Kids & Parents Emil Hakl
Bulgaria (Perseus) Of Kids & Parents Emil Hakl
Bulgaria (Perseus) Rules of Peculiar Behaviour (Pravidla směšného chování) Emil Hakl
Sweden (Apekt) Rules of Peculiar Behaviour Emil Hakl
The Netherlands (Voetnoot) A True Story (Skutečná událost) Emil Hakl
Bulgaria (Perseus) A True Story Emil Hakl
Egypt (Al Kotob Khan) A True Story Emil Hakl
Bulgaria (Perseus) Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home (Žluté očí vedou domů) Markéta Pilátová
Bulgaria (Perseus) My Most Beloved Book (Má nejmilejší kniha ) Markéta Pilátová
Bulgaria (Izida) Ask Dad (Zeptej se táty) Jan Balabán
Bulgaria (Izida) Perhaps We Are Leaving (Možna že odcházíme ) Jan Balabán
United States (Twisted Spoon) The Mistake (Chyba) Marek Šindelka
Bulgaria (Izida) The Mistake Marek Šindelka
Bulgaria (Izida) The Map of Anna (Mapa Anny) Marek Šindelka
Bulgaria (Izida) Stay Tuned Marek Šindelka
Serbia (Dereta ) Love Letter in Cuneiform (Milostný dopis klínovým dopisem) Tomáš Zmeškal
Romania (Curtea Veche) Love Letter in Cuneiform Tomáš Zmeškal
Croatia (Ljevak) Biography of a Black and White Lamb (Životopis černobílého jehněte) Tomáš Zmeškal
United States (Plamen) The Sound of the Sundial Hana Andronikova
Macedonia (Ili) The Sound of the Sundial Hana Andronikova
The Netherlands (Voetnoot) The Shadow of the Cathedral (Stín katedrály) Miloš Urban
Turkey (Aylak Adam) The Seven Churhes (Sedmikostelí) Miloš Urban
Macedonia (Antolog) The Seven Churhes Miloš Urban
Egypt (Al Arabi) The Seven Churches Miloš Urban


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Foreign editions 2014



Country Publication Author
The Netherlands (De Geus) Mijn lievelingsboek (My Most Beloved Book ) Markéta Pilátová
Japan (Hakusui-sha) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
Romania (Vremea) Europeana Patrik Ouředník
United Kingdom (Portobello) The Devil's Workshop (Chladnou zemí) Jáchym Topol
Korea (The Open Books) The Seven Churches (Sedmikostelí) Miloš Urban


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What is 'Pluh'?

Pluh is a literary agency specialised in Czech literature. The name Pluh is Czech for "Plough", and is pronounced like the Dutch word "Ploeg", which also means plough.

Pluh is run by the translators Edgar de Bruin and Magda Hüblová and has ties with numerous publishers abroad, as well with several literary translators. Besides being active in the literary agency, Edgar de Bruin and Magda Hüblová are devoting individually their energy to making translations of literary works in both Czech and Dutch.


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What can we do for you?

Publishers who are interested in the works of the authors represented by Pluh can find information about them on this website: synopses, biographies, bibliographies, excerpts, reviews and so on.

We handle all business concerning the selling of translation rights to any country in the world.

If you wish to recieve additional information (i.e. long excerpts) or reading copies, full translations, feel free to contact us.

In many cases we can also recommend experienced literary translators with whom we have close contact.



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