Novelist, poet and translator Marek Toman is passionately dedicated to Jewish culture—the culture of his father, whom he lost early in life. Born in 1967, Toman studied philosophy at Charles University, then he worked as an art editor on Czech Radio. Since 1997 he has been employed at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2000 and 2010, Toman worked as a diplomat in Estonia and Hungary. The common theme of his poetry collections and novels is relations between the generations. In his works for children he deals with historical themes. His latest novel, The Big News about the Dreadful Murder of Šimon Abeles (2014), combines all the thematic lines mentioned. Toman’s books have been published in English, Finnish and Hungarian translation.
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