How to Celebrate Franz Kafka’s 130th Birthday

Franz Kafka was born in Prague 130 years ago on this day. And even though it took decades after his death in 1924 at the age of 40 for “Kafkaesque” to become a word we overused to describe concepts and situations reminiscent of Kafka’s fiction, he has gone on to become not only one of the most studied authors of the 20th century, but also one who continues to inspire plenty of writers, directors, and artists to comment and emulate his work. If you’re looking to celebrate the great writer’s birth, here are a few great options.

This video featuring some of Kafka’s book covers, made by his publisher, Schocken, could be a nice way to start things off.