Stanislav Rakús has been awarded the prestigious Dominik Tatarka literary prize for his book, Nenapísaný román (Unwritten Novel), the SITA news wire reported.
The novel is a gentle, ironic view of intellectual society during Communism.
One of the jurors, Peter Zajac, from the MR ©tefánik Conservative Institute, said: "Rakús fulfils both criteria for the prize. His book is a great work and the author has clear and unambiguous civic attitudes, especially in relation to freedom and human responsibility."
The Dominik Tatarka prize was established in 1995 and is awarded to significant works that follow a humanist tradition.
Zajac added that Nenapísaný román is the first literary work in Slovakia in years that has earned unstinting praise from critics and readers alike. "It's a heavy read. It shows the demands the literary aristocracy in Slovakia has and that it can address people of today," Zajac said.
Article was published on the website of The Slovak Spectator.