Rudčenková, Kateřina

*12. 4. 1974

Graduated from the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, specialization Lyrics and Script Writing, and a European agricultural diplomacy at the Czech Agricultural University. She has published collections of poems Ludwig (1999), It Is Not Necessary for You to Visit Me (2001), Ashes and Delight (2004) and a book of short stories Nights, Nights (2004). Her poems have been translated into several languages and she is represented in foreign anthologies. For her bilingual translation of her second collection Nicht notig, mich zu besuchen (2002) published in Austria she received the German Hubert Burda Award for young Eastern European poets in 2003. She won the scholarship of the Independent Literary House in the Austrian town of Krems (2001), Hermann Kesten Scholarship in Nuremberg (2002) and Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf scholarship (2004) in Germany. With her play Niekur she won the 2nd prize in a drama competition of the Alfred Radok Awards for 2006. As a consequence, she was chosen for a month residency organized by the Royal Court Theatre in London for playwrights from all over the world. This resulted in a new play, The Time of The Cherry Tree Smoke, that was shortlisted in the Alfred Radok Awards Playwriting Competition for 2007.


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List of plays:


  • Frau in Blau, 2004
  • Blue Horses, 2005
  • Niekur, 2006
  • Čas třešňového dýmu, 2007
  • Nehoda - kóma – bezčasí, 2008
  • Petrolejka, 2009
  • Zpacifikovaná, 2009


Translated plays:


  • Čas třešňového dýmu The Time of The Cherry Tree Smoke – English
  • Frau in Blau Frau in Blau – German
  • Zpacifikovaná – Pacified - English