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Bohumila Grögerová

Bohumila Grögerová

Czech poet
Bohumila Grögerová
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Intro Czech poet
Was Poet Writer Translator
From Czech Republic
Type Literature
Gender female
Birth 7 August 1921, Prague
Death 21 August 2014, Prague (aged 93 years)
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Bohumila Grögerová (August 7, 1921 – August 22, 2014) was a Czech and Czechoslovak poet, experimental poet, and translator. She translated more than 180 writings from French and German in collaboration with her professional and life partner, Czech poet Josef Hiršal, who died in 2003. She also authored children's books and radio plays.
Grögerová was born on August 7, 1921, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She graduated from Městské dívčí reálné gymnázium (Practical City Gymnasium for Girls). She enrolled at Charles University in Prague, but left before completing her studies in Czech and Russian.
In 2009, Grögerová won the Magnesia Litera prizes for best poetry book and best book for her collection, Rukopis (Manuscript). The Czech chapter of PEN International also honored her with its lifetime achievement award in 2009 as well.
Bohumila Grögerová died in Prague on August 22, 2014, at the age of 93.

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