The poet, columnist, scriptwriter and university teacher Petr Hruška was born in Ostrava in Czech Republic on 7 June 1964. He took a degree in Czech language, literature and literary studies in Ostrava. He works in the Institute of Czech Literature of the Academy of Sciences, in Brno, and also teaches literature at Masaryk University, in Brno. He is on the editorial board of Host, a literature monthly. Dresdner Lyrikpreis (1998) and Jan Skácel Award (2009) and National prize for literatury (2013) winner.