The poet, novelist and dramatist Petr Stančík considers reality to be an illusion, which can be created or even produced. In his books he presents a blend of facts, phantasmagoria, mystery and pleasures of life. Readers as well as literary critics love Stančík’s unique universe of fiction. He is the author of fourteen books, using a wide range of genres: novels, poetry, literary studies, children’s literature and theatre plays. For his novel Mlýn na mumie (Mummy Mill) the author received the prestigious Magnesia Litera Award in 2015.
Born in 1968, Stančík studied directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Today he earns his living as a copywriter and consultant. He lives with his wife and two daughters near Prague.
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