April 3, 2011

Vera Chase

Vera Chase, born in Prague, has been writing since her childhood, both in Czech and English (poetry as well as prose). Apart from appearing in various magazines, almanacs and newspapers both home and abroad, presenting her work at numerous readings and winning various prizes, she has so far published seven books:


   
  • a collection of poems and poetic prose pieces Tricet smrt celych jahoda (Thirty Death Point Strawberry, Jitro publishing, Prague, 2010),
  • a collection of short stories Maso a pomerance (Meat and Oranges, Mladá fronta publishing house, Prague, 2008)
  • a collection of poems and prose poems Štáva (Juice, Labyrint publishing house, Prague, 2001),
  • a collection of short stories Hypnoskop (Hypnoscope, Prostor publishing house, Prague, 1999),
  • a bilingual collection of poems Eyeberries/Bobule (published through Sanskriti Pratishthan thanks to UNESCO, New Delhi, 1999),
  • a fiction novel Vášen pro broskve (Passion for Peaches, Knižní klub publishing house, Prague, 1998) , the winner of the 1997 Book Award, and
  • a bilingual collection of poems and short stories Bodypainting/Telokresba (Protis publishing house, Prague, 1997).