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František Emmert

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Name  Frantisek Emmert

Role  Writer
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Books  Vaclav Havel 1936-2011, Holocaust, Fire of Forgotten Gods

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František Emmert (born 1974) is Czech writer and author of non-fiction about modern history.

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Biography

František Emmert was born in 1974 in Brno into the family of a music composer and professor at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Franz Gregor Emmert. His father's family came from the town of Weiden in Bavaria, and his mother's family from Teplice in Bohemia. His paternal ancestors worked for generations as glass makers on the German side of the Šumava Mountains (Bohemian Forest). His mother came from a family of tradesmen who owned a family confectioner's shop in Teplice before 1948.

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After graduating from high school, František Emmert studied history and study of religions at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno. Later (from 2005) he studied at faculties of law in Brno and in Trnava. In 2011 he obtained the title Doctor of law at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague.

In 1992-2006 he worked as a journalist, broadcaster and book editor. He passed through Czech Broadcasting, the newspapers Rovnost, Právo and ZNnoviny/Slovo and Czech News Agency. In 2009-2011 he worked as a spokesperson for the Supreme Administrative Court in Brno.

He dedicated himself to writing books in 2001. His first two works of fiction were published in 2003 and 2004. He won recognition by the time he started writing nonfiction works about modern Czech history. In 2005 the publishing house Vyšehrad published his first book in the non-fiction collection Czechs in the Wehrmacht, which was soon reprinted and gained popularity with readers and experts.

Many narrative publications followed - called museums in a book - that panoramically map the key events of the 20th century and mainly Czech history. These publications in large format differ from classical books thanks to their superior graphic design and legibility of the texts. They contain a large number of photographs, and separately printed appendices - facsimiles of archival material and DVDs with contemporary radio broadcastings. They serve among other things as teaching aids in schools. As of 2012, František Emmert has prepared nine of them. Some of his books have been reprinted, won prestigious awards or were translated into English (The Holocaust). The publication Fateful Eights in Our History won the grand prize of E. E. Kisch from Association of Writers in 2009.

František Emmert is also an author of other books, including technical legal literature, he is the co-author of a high school textbook of social science and an author of commentaries and journalistic contributions in the daily press and expert articles and studies in the domains of history, law and international politics in technical papers and in collections. He contributed as an expert adviser on the preparation of the spectacular Czech historical film Lidice (2011).

Books in English and Czech

  • 2006 - The Holocaust. The first publication in the successful published series of Museums in a book. It maps in a well-arranged form the persecution and extermination of European Jews by the Nazi regime. It contains unique removable facsimiles. The book won prestigious awards and was also published in English (2007). The leading British publishing house intended to publish it in a worldwide co-edition in several languages. However, they could not ensure all the necessary rights for such a large edition.
  • 2003 - The Fire of Forgotten Gods. Adventure novel. The book was translated into English and it was also published in printed and electronic form in the USA (2006).
  • Books only in Czech

  • 2012 - Guidebook to Czech History of the 20th Century.
  • 2012 - Vaclav Havel 1936-2011. Museum in a book.
  • 2012 - The Czechoslovak Foreign Resistance Movement in the West in World War II. Museum in a book.
  • 2011 - The Czech Republic and Dual Nationality. Technical monograph. Legal literature (history of law).
  • 2009 - The Velvet Revolution. The Chronicle of the Fall of Communism 1989. Museum in a book.
  • 2008 - Fateful Eights in Our History. Bestseller from the "museums in a book" series. The book won the prestigious award of E. E. Kisch for the year 2009.
  • 2008 - 1918 The Creation of the Czechoslovak Republic. Museum in a book.
  • 2008 - The assassination of Heydrich. Museum in a book.
  • 2008 - The Czechs at Tobruk.
  • 2007 - The Year 1968 in Czechoslovakia. Museum in a book.
  • 2007 - The Second World War. Czechs and Slovaks. Museum in a book.
  • 2005 - Czechs in the Wehrmacht.
  • 2004 - The Millennium of False Prophets. Adventure novella.
  • 2003 - Graduate! in social science. Very successful secondary school textbook.
  • Prestigious awards

  • 2010 - The Prize of E. E. Kisch awarded by Association of Writers for the book The Velvet Revolution. The Chronicle of the Fall of Communism 1989.
  • 2009 - The Grand Prize of E. E. Kisch awarded by Association of Writers for the book Fateful Eights in Our History.
  • 2008 - The Prize of the 17th Fall Book Trade Fair in Havlíčkův Brod awarded to the book The Second World War. Czechs and Slovaks.
  • 2007 - The Prize of the 18th Fall Book Trade Fair in Havlíčkův Brod awarded to the book The Holocaust.
  • References

    František Emmert Wikipedia


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