Updates: 14.01.2021 23:13
Prague – Writer and translator Vojtěch Steklač died at the age of 75. He informed about the death Havlíčkobrodský deník. Steklač mainly wrote books for children, the most famous is probably the series of Bořík’s lapalia, the stories of four friends from Holešovice in Prague. For several decades, Steklač was connected with the town of Havlíčkova Borová in the Vysočina region, where he had a cottage.
“He was used to spending the period from spring to autumn here every year. It can therefore be said that a large part of his extensive work was created in our country. Vojtěch Steklač loved Havlíčková Borová and will forever be one of its important inhabitants. Honor to his memory!” township on facebook to death.
Steklač was born in Příbram and spent his childhood in Prague. He studied sociology and philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University. For many years he was the editor of the children’s magazines Ohníček and Pionýr, where he was the editor-in-chief.
The first stories about Bořík began to be published in 1970 in the magazine Ohníček, where Steklač joined a year earlier. Later, they were published in several editions and in books. In 2006, Albatros published a complete set of his stories called The Great Bořík’s Lapals.
In the 1990s, Steklač began to devote himself fully to his writing career, at the same time working as a television screenwriter. For example, he was among the authors of the screenplay for the series Newcomers, which was broadcast on Nova television.
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