Jaroslav Rudiš, b. 1972, Turnov/Czech Republic, is a writer, screenwriter and playwright. He studied German and history in Prague, Zurich and Berlin and, among other jobs, worked as a teacher, journalist and representative of a Czech brewery in Germany.
He has published several novels, including Nebe pod Berlínem (tr.: The sky under Berlin, 2002), Konec punku v Helsinkách (tr.: The end of punk in Helsinki, 2010) und Národní třída (tr.: National street, 2013), as well as the graphic novel Alois Nebel (2006), which was made into a film directed by Tomáš Luňák. The film won the European Film Award. Rudiš is a member of two bands, including the Kafka Band, which is a musical-literary project that tours throughout Central Europe.
In 2012, he held the Siegfried Unseld Visiting Professorship at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He has won several awards, including the Usedom Literature Prize and the Jiří Orten Prize.
Konec punku v Helsinkách