Milan Kundera is an author I could stand to read more of (I've only read The Unbearable Lightness of Being, although I did like it a lot). Now that he's 80, they're beginning to mark the occasion.
Geordie Williamson at The Australian has a nice, if occasionally inconsistent, tribute to Kundera:
But these fictions were always more than Iron Curtain exotica. Kundera's talent, though unevenly applied throughout his career, has always been impressive in essence and deeply original. His method has been to graft abstract philosophical ideas with fictional invention to . . . continue reading, and add your comments