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 […]

The Slovak author Jozef Banáš has a dream of Europe

On May 9th, 2016, the Hungarian PEN Club organized a prestigious roundtable debate in the historic building of the Petöfi Literary Museum in Budapest. The talks were attended by writers from Central European countries such as Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, including Slovakia represented by Jozef Banáš. The debate was led by Mátyás Sárközi, a BBC moderator from London. At the end of the talks, the writers signed an appeal addressed to the citizens of the European Union which stated among other things: “We have to say a clear NO to any attempts aiming at […]

The most translated Slovak novel is Banas’ Jubilation Zone

December 7th, 2015 After the release of the book Idiots in Politics in Arab language in Egypt this August and the novel The Jubilation Zone in Hungary this October, the latter is available for readers in Bulgaria as well. Bratislava/Sofia, December 3rd – The Slovak author Jozef Banáš has achieved another international success this year. After the release of the book Idiots in Politics in Arab language in Egypt this August and the novel The Jubilation Zone in Hungary this October, the latter is available for readers in Bulgaria as well. Banáš´s multiple award-winning novel […]

The Egyptian edition of Idiots in Politics

August 5th, 2015 The satiric book Idioti v politike (Idiots in Politics) from Jozef Banáš has been published by Sefsafa Publishing House in Egypt these days. Following the novels Zóna nadšenia (The Jubilation Zone), Zastavte Dubčeka! (Stop Dubček!) and Kód 9 (Code 9), this title is the next one released abroad. Together with the novel Zóna nadšenia (The Jubilation Zone) published in India in the third most spoken language in the world – Hindi, the release of a book in Arabic – the fifth most spoken language in the world, signifies another Banáš´s breakthrough among […]

Dan Brown meets Jozef Banas

January 21st, 2014, Prague The success of Jozef Banáš´s novel Code 1 – The Secret of the Miracle, which arises extraordinary interest among Slovak readers since its publication in September, has awakened the curiosity of Dan Brown as well. The world famous American writer and author of the bestselling Da Vinci Code visited Prague this week to introduce his newest novel Inferno. In the Czech metropolis, he also met with Jozef Banáš. “A very short, formal and symbolic meeting was planned as he learned about the fact that our literary critics call me the Slovak Dan […]

Jozef Banáš at Book World Prague 2013

June 3rd, 2013 The fair Book World was held in Prague from May 16th till May 19th, 2013. On Thursday May 16th, the fair was officially opened by the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg and the Slovak Minister of Culture Marek Maďarič. The grand opening was attended by esteemed representatives of diplomacy, missions and distinguished institutes for culture and science at home and abroad. The fair was organized by the Association of Czech booksellers and publishers and Svět knihy s.r.o (Book World Ltd.) and took place under the auspices of the Minister of […]