Since its publication here in 2005, the unique debut novel by Martin Šmaus can now be read by European readers in three different translations.
You were working together with Roma scholar Milena Hübschmannová on your successful Gypsy ballad. That is quite a decent calling card.
Well, she was just doing the linguistic revision on the Romany. She was given that job by the publisher after I won the Knižní klub literary prize with the manuscript. Unfortunately she died soon afterwards, so we never even met.