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Pavel Kolmačka (Czech Republic)

Pavel Kolmačka was born in 1962 in Prague and graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering. He worked in various jobs and, since 1993, has worked as a technical translator from English. He has published two poetry collections, A ridiculous tailcoat fluttered behind me (1994) and You saw that you were (1998), also published in German in 2001, and the novel Footprints leading beyond the horizon (2006). He lives in the village of Chrudichromy near Brno with his wife and two sons.