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Pavel Šrut

Pavel Šrut (3 April 1940 – 20 April 2018) was a Czech poet, translator and children's writer. He was born in Prague. He studied at Charles University. He was known for his written works Brožované básně and Šišatý švec a myšut.

Apart from his celebrated poetry and books for children, he was also a translator from English and Spanish. His translations include books of Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves, D. H. Lawrence, Leonard Cohen, John Updike, Federico García Lorca, and others.

He was a frequent guest and worked at Western Michigan University in the summer.[1]

Šrut died in Zdice, Czech Republic of a heart attack on 20 April 2018 at the age of 78.[2]