Franz Kafka (1883–1924) is considered one of the most seminal writers of the early 20th century. David Zane Mairowitz is an author, playwright, radio director, and translator. He lives in France. Jaromír 99 (aka Jaromír Švejdík) is an artist, musician, and animator. He won the European Academy Award for his animated film Alois Nebel, which is also a graphic novel. He lives in the Czech Republic.