I adored Russian literature and loathed Russian propaganda
Helena Kašperová was born on 14 March 1948 in Dobříš. As a result of communist expropriation her family lost most of its property. The regime split the apartment which they lived in into two and moved in a communist family. Helena wished to study journalism. She set on a long journey before finally being accepted as a distance student in 1982. Her first employment was in the Motorlet factory where she worked for two years in the normalization department, drafting internal norms for the enterprise. In late 1968 she went to work as an assistant in the Semafor theater which’s production she admired for years. Prior to the 1989 revolution she also worked for the State Theater Studio, the Albatros publishing house and for seven years in the Svoboda publishing house as executive editor. For three years after the Velvet Revolution she served as a secretary of the collegium of President Václav Havel’s bureau. Up until 2016 she then worked in the Czech Television.