Invidual residences


From Monday, 12 October 2020 to Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Catalanist, researcher, translator


Michal Brabec has a degree in Hispanic and English philology from Masaryk University in Brno. Currently, he is doing a PhD at the Institute of Translation Studies of Charles University in Prague, investigating the history of Czech translations of Catalan literature. 

In 2010 Brabec was awarded the Jiří Levý Literary Translation Award for the best translator under the age of 35. He has translated Joan Peruga’s novel La república invisible into Czech and –via translations published in literary magazines– has presented to Czech readers such writers as Josep Pla, Jaume Cabré, Quim Monzó, Joan-Lluís Lluís, Albert Villaró, Antoni Morell, etc.

In addition to being a translator, he works as a collaborating professor at the Centre Carlemany de la Llengua Catalana at Charles University in Prague, lecturing the course Andorra: history, politics and culture. In order to bring the Principality closer to his countrymen, he writes a book about its history.


Since 2016, I have been writing a book about Andorra in order to present this unique microstate to the general public of my country. Although the vast majority of the chapters is practically done, the post-constitutional history, i.e from 1993 to the present, still needs to be investigated. In particular I am interested in the process of association with the European Union, Andorra‘s electoral system, linguistic policy, society and its current problems, to be more concrete. I hope to finish the book during the residency to be able to publish it during the year 2021.

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