Marek Šindelka (1984) is a poet and writer. He made his debut with a volume of verse, Strychnine for which he was awarded the Jiří Orten Prize 2006. He is the author of the novel, Aberrant which was later also published as a graphic novel. His next book, Map of Anna, was a set of short stories which was well received by the public. He has twice received the Magnesia Litera Prize for prose first for the volume of short stories called Stay Tuned and then for the novel Material Fatigue. His most recent publication was the graphic novel Saint Barbora. As a scriptwriter he has worked with directors Michal Nohejl, Václav Kadrnka, Martin Mareček. His script (cowritten with Vojtěch Mašek) for the film Occupation was awarded a Czech Lion for best script and received a Czech Film Critics Award.