Manuscript of The Trial among highlights of Prague exhibitions marking Kafka anniversaries

Two exhibitions at Prague’s Old Town Hall will mark the 90th anniversary of the death of the author Franz Kafka next month and the 100th anniversary of when he began writing his novel The Trial. The centrepiece of an exhibition entitled The Trial will be the original manuscript of one of the greatest works in world literature, while a concurrent exhibition will focus on the portrayal of Kafka and his work in comics by artists such as Robert Crumb and Jaromír 99. Both begin on May 23 and run until June 30. Theatre performances and lectures are also planned in connection with the anniversaries.