Author1-Oliver Zoëtries-BWOliver Zoëtries studied Czech, Russian, French and comparative literature at St. Charles University, then worked in the Martenes publishing house, and since 1995 he has been employed at the Institute for Czech Literature at the ASCR (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic). He has published three poetry chapbooks, including  Zasvěcení (1993), Trýznivé město [Agonizing City] (1999), Komedie [Comedy] (2003), Citlivé město(2006). White Blindness is the first of his full-length novels to be published in English.