Translator Jiří Josek dies at 68

Jiří Josek, one of the leading Czech translators from English, has died at the age of 68. The news was confirmed by his daughter Zuzana Josková on Friday.

Jiří Josek was known mainly for his translation of William Shakespeare’s plays. In 1999, he received the Josef Jungmann prize for best translation into Czech for his translation of Hamlet. Among others, he translated the legendary novel On the Road by Jack Kerouack.