Earlier this month, Robert Gajdos and the team at Synergie Publishing hosted the launch of my novel The Magician of Lhasa in Prague, Czech Republic. Launch activities included a signing at Neoluxor Books – a very large bookshop in Wenceslas Square – and a separate media launch. Two Czech TV and theatre stars, Ivana Jiresova and Nela Boudova, who enjoy the Dalai Lama Cat books, generously provided their support, ensuring a wonderful turn out of journalists at the media event. I’m delighted to share a few photos of the happy events in this blog.
My heartfelt thanks to Ivana and Nela for your warm support of my work; to Robert for being such a generous host and astute publisher; to Zdenek for translating The Magician of Lhasa and for being such a helpful interpreter during the visit; to Stepan for your reading and ongoing support; to Petra for translating so many of my books into Czech; to Jana and Magdalena for being such savvy publicists; to Petr and his team for being such accommodating hosts at Neoluxor; to Hubert, our tea master, for hosting us at Dobra Cajnova in such style; and to Marketa who has been a staunch advocate of my work from the beginning.
It is wonderful to have discovered that the Dharma is flourishing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and that so many readers are finding my books useful. Prague has a very special place in my heart, and I hope it’s not long before I’m back again in your beautiful city.
Here are a few links to the resulting media coverage:
http://www.foto-report.cz/ – akce 5.6.