Daniela Kapitáňová is a Slovak writer and broadcaster. Born in Komárno, she studied theatre directing at the Film Academy of Dramatic Arts in Prague. She currently works for the Slovak State Radio and lives in Bratislava, writing regular satirical columns for several daily newspapers. Since its first publication in 2000, her debut Samko Tále: Kniha o cintoríne (Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book) has gone into five editions in Slovakia (2000, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2013), and has been translated into thirteen languages. She has also published two parodies of classic detective stories, Nech to zostane v rodine! (It Stays in the Family, 2005) and Vražda v Slopnej (The Murder in Slopná, 2008).
Extract from Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book in the Missing Slate
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Interview with Daniela Kapitáňová on Writers and Translators website
Interview with Daniela Kapitáňová in The Missing Slate
Report on the UK publication of Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book in the Slovak daily SME, 30.11.2011
Video of the London launch of Samko Tále’s Cemetery book