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Josef Skvorecký (1924–2012)

Josef Skvorecký was born on September 27, 1924 in Nachod, Czechoslovakia. He was a writer and actor, known for Sest cerných dívek aneb Proc zmizel Zajíc? (1969), Faráruv konec (1969) and Zlocin v dívcí skole (1966). He was married to Zdena Skvorecka. He died on January 3, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See full bio »

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 2010 Rytmus v patách (TV Movie) (short story)
 2009 Setkání v Praze, s vrazdou (TV Movie) (novel)
 2000 Prípady detektivní kanceláre Ostrozrak (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Vrazda v zastoupení: part 2 (2000) ... (novel)
- Vrazda v zastoupení: part 1 (2000) ... (novel)
- Vrazda se zárukou: part 2 (2000) ... (novel)
- Vrazda se zárukou: part 1 (2000) ... (novel)
- Vrazda pro stestí: part 2 (2000) ... (novel)
 1998 Legenda Emöke (TV Movie) (book)
 1996 Poe a vrazda krásné dívky (TV Mini-Series) (written by)
 1996 Eine kleine Jazzmusik (book "Sedmiramenný svícen")
 1994 Prima sezóna (TV Mini-Series) (book "Prima sezóna" - 5 episodes)
- Hotel Pro Sourozence (1994) ... (book "Prima sezóna")
- Zamrízovany charleston (1994) ... (book "Prima sezóna")
- Májová kouzelnice (1994) ... (book "Prima sezóna")
- Zimní príhoda (1994) ... (book "Prima sezóna")
- Smutné podzimní blues (1994) ... (book "Prima sezóna")
 1992 Hríchy pro pátera Knoxe (TV Series) (novel - 10 episodes)
- Tretí vrchol trojúhelníku (1992) ... (novel)
- Mezi námi devcaty (1992) ... (novel)
- Podzimní romance (1992) ... (novel)
- Zenské za volantem (1992) ... (novel)
- Ruce s dlouhými prsty (1992) ... (novel)
 1991 Tankový prapor (novel)
 1969 Sest cerných dívek aneb Proc zmizel Zajíc? (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Flirt se slecnou Stribrnou (novel "Lvíce")
 1968 Zlocin v santánu (as dr. Josef Skvorecky)
 1968 Tana a Dva Pistolnici (story - uncredited)
 1963 Revue pro banjo (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unrealized screenplay "Irenka v mnohonásobném zrychlení" ("Multiply Accelerated Irene") co-authored with Zdena Skvorecká, based on short story "The New Accelerator" by H.G. Wells.

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Alternate Names:

dr. Josef Skvorecky

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Personal Quote:

I am a Czech and I am a loyal citizen of Canada. Canada is the country where, for the first time in my adult life, I found freedom, including the freedom to be a Czech and at the same time a Canadian. My real country is the Czech language, which is the tongue I learned from my mother. (2006 interview)


His most enduring character was an alter ego, Danny Smiricky, a jazz-loving admirer of Mark Twain. Danny appears in about half of Skvorecky's novels. He struggles - not always heroically - to maintain decency amid the terrors and indignities of totalitarian society. See more »

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