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Author of Turnaround: A Memoir

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Jan Novák (b. 1953) is a Czech-American author, screenwriter and playwright. He has published extensively in both Czech and English, also translating numerous works of Vaclav Havel into English. His English-language novels include Commies, Crooks, Gypsies, Spooks, and Poets and The Willys Dream Kit. Novák received his undergraduate education at Shimer College, a small Great Books college in Illinois, and later at the University of Chicago, where he also completed his master's degree. Novák has received numerous awards for his work, including the Carl Sandburg Award and the Magnesia Litera award. (from Shimer College Wiki)
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