Twisted Spoon Press

PO Box 21 - Preslova 12, 150 00 Prague 5, Czech Republic



about us


Twisted Spoon Press is an independent publisher based in Prague. Founded in 1992, it is focused on translating into English a variety of writing from Central & Eastern Europe and making it available to a global readership. Our list includes some internationally recognized names as well as authors who are having their work published in English for the first time. Equal emphasis is placed on introducing both new works from contemporary writers and work from an earlier period that has been neglected in translation. We offer an eclectic and unique selection of literature from the region, often illustrated by local artists, and always well designed and produced.

Please send requests for a review and/or desk copy and permissions, or any other inquiry here.

Please note: we do not offer internships. Sorry.

"I know myself only as rapture, reptilian motion: blood, blood, blood. My hands, leaden spoons, twist and melt."

— Louis Aragon

"Twisted Spoon Press will be an influential step in re-establishing an international literary tradition in Prague absent for some 50 years."

Central European Business Weekly

"In the hunt for the sensational sellers, the original and unique is forgotten, in short, what is even today the life-blood of literature: the independently creative artist and the independently publishing publisher, who sees it as his noblest task to discover works of value and publish them ... Such is the Prague-based English-language publisher Twisted Spoon Press."

Weekendavisen, Copenhagen

"Based in Prague, Twisted Spoon Press has a dual purpose: not only to bring lost Czech literature to light, but also to translate it into English, giving it a wider audience both outside and within their native country."

Rain Taxi


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