I was born in Prague in 1981, and grew up in and around the thriving Jewish quarter. After taking a degree in Law in 1990, I went to work for a government sponsored insurance company dealing with workman's compensation cases. At the time my evenings were spent either writing or attending lectures and lively cafes, where I would meet with other writers and intellectuals. After several years of labored literary apprenticeship, I wrote (in one evening) the first story in my own characteristic voice and style called "The Judgment." A steady flow of uniquely conceived and crafted stories followed including "The Metamorphosis" and "In The Penal Colony," as well as novels: The Trial, The Castle, and Amerika. All strikingly original but unfinished. I'm always starting things and not finishing them.