Sometimes writers take the long way around. PragueLife contributor Andrew Giarelli did just that with his new literary thriller The Talking Statues, published by Vienna’s danzig&unfried.   Giarelli, a journalism and literature professor at Prague’s Anglo-American University, had been researching a book on Rome’s “talking statues” since 2002. The 500-year-old tradition of anonymous satires on the news, posted on six different statues, led him down one path and then another, and another…. “It felt like I would never finish,” Giarelli recalls. “I went to Rome almost every summer for a month, first from my home in Portland, Oregon and then from Prague when I moved here to teach.” He gave conference papers and public lectures on how street poets fromRead more.

What better way to get an understanding of the rich art, culture and history of the Czech Republic than to embark into a literary adventure into Czech literature! I have set myself the challenge to read one Czech novel or short story a week. This will involve copious visits to one of my favourite places in Prague…LUXOR! If you haven’t heard of Luxor it’s a mega Czech bookstore and cafe where you can find almost any book. There is a wide selection of English books and other languages, as well as puzzles, art supplies and gifts. A trip to Luxor is really an experience in itself and I often find myself lost in a literary sense with my nose inRead more.

In my last article, I was describing the funny and crazy Karaoke evenings at the Globe bookstore and cafe. I also mentioned that you could find more events at the Globe. This article is about their super Quiz night! Are you a competitive person who loves games? I’m the person who can also enjoy the night with my friends at home just playing board games and drinking some wine (actually I can do it also without any wine)! I tried my first Quiz night in Ireland. It was an awesome experience, and the fee they collected from all competitors was given to survivors of breast cancer in the local hospital. I didn’t know it then, but there is any opportunity to attend this kind ofRead more.