Czech Republic

Jaroslav Rudiš (born 1972 in Turnov), czech author of novels, graphic novels, shortstories, and plays for the stage and radio. He was awarded the Jiří Orten Prize for young writers for his novel Nebe pod Berlínem (The Sky Under Berlin) in 2002. The Alois Nebel graphic novel trilogy (co-authored with J. Švejdík, and published in 2002, 2004, 2005) is currently being made into a film. A film adaptation of his novel Grandhotel was released in 2006. His latest novel is The End Of Punk In Helsinki (2010). Two of his books (The Sky Under Berlin and Grandhotel) were published in Serbia by Geopoetika.