The novel Code 1 has entered the Indian market

The publishing house Rajpal and Sons seated in New Delhi, India, has released the Hindi edition Jerusalem Se Kasmir Tak of Jozef Banas´ novel Code 1. The publishing house, established in 1912, is one of the largest and eldest in India. It publishes prominent domestic and foreign authors such as Jiddu Krishnamurti, the most significant spiritual teacher of 20th-century India, Ruskin Bond, Jaswant Singh, Dalai Lama, Benazir Bhutto, Abdul Kalam, the President of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the Splading Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford, Amritlal Nagar, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of […]

Jozef Banáš´s novel Jubilation Zone has arrived on the Turkish book market

On February 15, the book launch took place in Ankara in the famous Ankara Palace – the seat of the former President Mustafa Kemala Atatürk. Jozef Banáš has achieved another international success. His novel Jubilation Zone describing the dramatic events in Central Europe in the years between 1968 and 2008 has been released by one of the country´s five largest publishing houses Destek Istanbul under the title Behind The Curtain (Perde Arkasi). On February 15, the title was introduced to the Turkish book market, the launch taking place in the famous Ankara Palace – the […]

Code 1 in Czech translation

In December 2017, the largest publishing house in the Czech Republic Euromedia Praha brought out one of the most successful novels written by Jozef Banáš, Code 1 translated by Robert Pirchl. The novel depicting the lives of Jesus Christ and the apostle Thomas in India sold 37,000 copies by the end of 2017.  

The Donkey Is Swiss

Bratislava, December 7, 2017 Before the end of the year, a new book written by the popular Slovak writer Jozef Banáš has been introduced to the domestic book market. Short reflections, aphorisms, essays, jokes, stories, poems, dialogues, sayings, morals. Illustrations by the father and son duo, Ivan and Dávid Popovič, complement all of this perfectly. Let us introduce Jozef Banas´ new, fifteenth book The Donkey Is Swiss. Why such an unusual title? Right on the first pages we find the answer to this question from a story based on a true occurrence which happened in […]

Code 9.1.7 – The first Slovak illustrated novel

Slovakia´s book market has welcomed the first Slovak illustrated novel Code 9.1.7 written by Jozef Banáš. Following the striking success of the novels Code 9, Code 1 and Code 7, of which 115,000 copies have been sold up to now, the reader gets to hold their illustrated omnibus edition. Such an edition is unique in Slovakia. Photographs, maps, notes, comments and explanations enable the reader to have an insider´s view into the author´s travels and to take a glimpse of the countries in which the stories of the Code-trilogy have been born; to visit attractive […]

The Russian edition of Banas’ novel The Jubilation Zone has been launched

The most translated Slovak novel the Jubilation Zone has scored another international success. The book written by the award-winning author, Jozef Banas, has been introduced to the Russian market this week. On May 30th, the novel was launched at the Slovak Institute in Moscow. “In the presence of the translators Alla Maskova and Ludmila Sirokova, the book was introduced by the editor-in-chief of the publishing house MIK Moscow, Jelena Parskova and the director of the publishing house Ikar Valeria Malikova,” Jozef Banas confirms. The director of the Slovak Institute, Jan Smihula, appreciates that after a […]

The most popular Slovak man in the Czech Republic launched the Czech edition of Idiots in Politics

On Thursday May 18th, 2017, a festive atmosphere reigned in the Slovak Cultural Center in Prague. The Czech edition of Banas´ bestseller Idiots in Politics released by the publishing house Beskydy was launched by the most popular Slovak man in Czechia, the Vice Prime Minister of the Czech government and Minister of Finance Andrej Babis. Among the guests were the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Prague Peter Weiss and the director of the Slovak Cultural Center Vladimir Valovic. The book was sent on its course in an untraditional way – with a song. The present […]

Jozef at the 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

In February this year, the third round of the Cairo Literature Festival organized by Sefsafa Culture and Publishing took place. It welcomed eighteen writers from sixteen countries – Syria, Egypt, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Sudan, USA, Austria, The Netherlands, Great Britain and Iraque.   Slovak literature was represented by Jozef Banas who participated in two discussion panels.   The meet-the-author and reading session for students of the Bohemian and Slovak Studies at the Faculty of Languages of the largest Egyptian University Ain Shams was led in a truly familiar atmosphere. […]

Jozef Banas – the most popular novelist in Slovakia in 2016

On Friday April 7th, 2017, the daily paper Sme brought the wonderful news in its insert Magazín o knihách (The Book Magazine). Readers of the bookstore chain Panta Rhei voted for their favourite author of the year 2016. Jozef Banas placed second right behind Dominik Dán and before another core author of the publishing house Ikar, Jozef Karika. The results were announced during the festive evening Panta Rhei Awards 2016 in Bratislava´s Raffinery Gallery on March 30th. Amongst the female authors another colleague from the publishing house Ikar, Táňa Vasilková Keleová, placed second right behind […]

Jozef Banáš has sold more than a quarter of a million books

Bratislava, November 24th (TASR) – On November 22nd, the author Jozef Banáš passed the threshold of a quarter of a million sold books. This success has been facilitated by his latest novel Kód 7 (Code 7). The year 2016 obviously is one of the most successful years in the author’s career. By the end of the year the overall sales of his books have amounted to more than 200,000 copies released by the publishing house Ikar. And by the end of November, Banáš has received another wonderful news – the total number of sold books […]