Kořán in December 2012
|Mayor of Prague|
February 1, 1990 – September 13, 1991
|Preceded by||Josef Hájek|
|Succeeded by||Milan Kondr|
|Born||January 17, 1940|
|Died||June 2, 2017(aged 77)|
|Alma mater||Academy of Performing Arts in Prague|
Jaroslav Kořán (January 17, 1940 – June 2, 2017) was a Czech translator, writer, screenwriter, and politician. He is a signatory of Charter 77 during Czechoslovakia's Communist era, Kořán translated over seven dozen books, mostly by American writers, from English into Czech, including major works by Kurt Vonnegut, Henry Miller, Roald Dahl, Ken Kesey, Charles Bukowski, John Kennedy Toole, and John Wyndham.
Kořán was one of the co-founders of the Civic Forum (OF) political movement in November 1989. In February 1990, Kořán was elected Mayor of Prague, becoming the city's first non-Communist since 1948. He served as mayor until September 1991.
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