Zdena Salivarová

Zdena Salivarová (born October 21, 1933) is a Czech-born writer and translator living in Canada.

She was born in Prague and studied script-writing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She came to Toronto in the year 1969 with her husband Josef Škvorecký following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

During the 1960s, she worked as a singer and actress. In 1968, she published a collection of short stories ''Pánská jízda''.

With her husband, she founded a publishing house in Toronto, 68 Publishers, which published Czech books that were banned in communist Czechoslovakia. Salivarová and her husband wrote ''Samožerbuch'' (1977) about the history of the publishing house.

She received the Egon Hostovský award in 1976. With her husband, she was named to the Order of the White Lion in 1990 for their work in promoting Czech literature. Provided by Wikipedia
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