Věra Nosková’s name is well-known on the Czech literary scene. Born in 1947, Nosková has been writing novels and short stories with great success since 2003. Her breakthrough came with the novel Bereme, co je (We’ll Take What’s Offered), which became a bestseller and was published in three editions between 2005 and 2010. The work was nominated for the Czech Magnesia Litera Award in 2005. Because of her success, Nosková received the Hessian Literature Scholarship, an award granted as part of the Czech-German literary partnership, in 2013. Her recently published novel Proměny (Transformations), received the Czech Book Readers’ Choice Award in 2014, which is part of the Czech Book Award. In this novel, the author portrays the fates of various people immediately before and after the 1989 turnaround.