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Michal Ajvaz

Michal Ajvaz was born in 1949 in Prague, his father was a Crimean Karaim and his mother was an Austrian Czech. He graduated from Charles University in 1973. During the 1970s and 1980s Ajvaz worked at various jobs, as a janitor, night watchman, and pump attendant and did not publish his first book until 1989. Currently he is a researcher in philosophy at Prague's Center for Theoretical Studies of Charles University and Academy of Science of Czech Republik. He published eight works of fiction and...See more