Czech writer Milan Kundera died at the age of 95, Czech national television reported today.
His most famous works are the novels The Unbearable Lightness of Existence and The Joke.
He was born in Brno in 1929, and left communist Czechoslovakia and lived in France since 1975, where he published some of his most famous works, including “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting”, “The Art of the Novel” and “Immortality”.
His later works, written in French, were not translated into Czech.
Kundera occasionally visited the Czech Republic, but always incognito, and never spoke to the press.
Based on the decision after the meeting with the then Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Kundera’s Czech citizenship was restored.