Tales through the telephone

Gianni Rodari

Fairy tales about the fantastic, too big, miraculous, unjust and pointless world. Just like children would write them.

Gianni Rodari (1920 — 1980)

Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his children's books, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino. For his lasting contribution as a children's writer he received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970. Rodari was born in Omegna, a small town on Lake Orta in the province of Novara in northern Italy. His father, a baker, died when Rodari was only eight. Rodari and his two brothers, Cesare and Mario, were raised by his mother in her native village, in ... More.

Blahoslav Hečko (1915 — 2002)

Significant translator from a Romance languages​​, literary scientist and theorist of literary translation. More.

Vladimír Fuka (1926 — 1977)

The best known part of Fuka’s work is created by hundreds of book covers, designs and illustrations that has been awarded many prizes both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Vladimír Fuka almost fell into oblivion after his emigration to the United States at the end of the 1960s. He is brought back to public consciousness by a comprehensive monography with a lot of colour reproductions prepared by Zdeněk Primus. However, ... More.

Peter Gála