Celebrated Navigation - Selected Stories
Jarda Cervenka's stories range from the jungles of Columbia to the back alleys of Prague and the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
Celebrated Navigation includes favorite stories from his first three collections, plus two new pieces.
— Patricia Hampl
Jarda Cervenka is the recipient of the Richard Sullivan Prize, the Many Voices
Project Prize, the Franz Kafka Award, and the Blue Jacket Award (Japan). Born
and raised in Prague, he immigrated to the United States in the wake of the
Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. He was a Professor of Medical Genetics
at the University of Minnesota for 35 years, and internationally renowned in
the field of cytogenetics. He has traveled extensively and lived in Japan, Nigeria
and Kenya. Now retired, he and his wife Sasha divide their time between Prague,
the Florida Keys, and their home in Minneapolis.