Jiří Klobouk

Biography

Jiří Klobouk writes fiction, radio plays, poetry and essays. He discovered jazz when he was twelve and later began to visualize the world around him through a camera lens - he worked for 20 years in television. These experiences are reflected in his writing. He created a body of work in which – as one critique noted: “We could feel the rhythm and see things from unexpected angles.”

Many short stories have appeared in literary periodicals: Partisan Review, Chicago Review, Stories and Artful Dodge.

For Winter Wolves, a story published in Mid-American Review, he was named outstanding writer in the 1985-86 The Pushcart Prize edition.

His list of books includes:

MY LIFE WITH BLONDIE, a novel

WINFIELD, two stories and one play

RADIO PLAYS I,

RADIO PLAYS II,

MUSIC AFTER MIDNIGHT, poetry

THE STAIR CLIMBER, a novel

ANTI-COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (1975),

JAZZ II:Parents, a novel

MOSTLY BEETHOVEN, long short story

THIRD WIFE, a collection of short stories








Selected Works

Fiction
two escaped prisoners -- one idiot, the other Beethoven
a collection of short stories
About dream and reality.
Literature as jazz improvisation.
Essays
Describes humanity’s crossroads in which one road leads to hell and the other out of hell.