At Eurozine they have an interview with Samuel Abrahám by Adam Reichardt, originally published in New Eastern Europe, Kundera's homecoming -- about Milan Kundera.
Interesting to hear that:
Milan Uhde, a dissident and close friend of Kundera and Havel, revealed that in 1984 Havel organised a petition among the Czech dissidents to not have the Nobel Prize awarded to Kundera. Uhde wrote that had he had known that the petition was not just to support Jaroslav Seifert – who eventually won the prize – but was an ‘anybody but Kundera’ petition, he wouldn’t have signed it.
Nirmal Varma in Czechoslovakia
Via I'm pointed to David Vaughan's Q & A with Ashutosh Bhardwaj at Radio Prague International on A great Indian writer and his forgotten connection to Czechoslovakia -- Nirmal Varma.