Poets and prose writers, artists and musicians, explorers of the cultural periphery and accomplished hoaxers. Patrik Linhart was born in Duchcov in 1969 under the name Pavel Jazyk. He has a degree in economics. Viki Shock was born under his true name Viktor Pípal in Prague in 1975 and has a master’s degree in theology. They have tried various jobs, including a cemetery gardener and a teacher. Their literature is firmly rooted in comedy inspired by various historical aesthetics as well everyday reality. Their works include: Čítanka český Jazyk (Reading Book of the Czech Tongue, 1998; PL), Dvakrát opakované ňadro (A Twice-Repeated Breast, 1999; VS), Jáma a rypadlo (The Pit and the Excavator, 2019; PL) and V předsíni dýchal idiot (An Idiot Breathed in the Lobby, 2020; VS). In their older age, they’ve also started translating, e.g. a collection of works by Arthur Machen (Temnota nepomíjí/Darkness Neverending, 2019; PL) and Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Houby z Yuggothu/Fungi from Yuggoth, 2019; VS).