Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera, a Franco-Czech novelist, was born in Brno and has spent more than two decades in France, his second motherland. He is the author of The Joke, Life Is Elsewhere, The Goodbye Party, The Book of Laughing and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, as well as the short story collection Laughable Loves, all of which were first published in Czech. His two prior nonfiction publications, The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed, were both written in French, just like Slowness.