LateRooms.com - Commemorate Kafka's birthday in Prague Monday 10 May 2010 PDF Print Literature lovers may be planning to book accommodation in Prague next month, as the city is preparing to pay its annual tribute to Franz Kafka. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Kafka was born in the Czech capital and the anniversary of his death - June 3rd - is commemorated by admirers there each year. People traditionally gather at the author's burial place in the city's New Jewish Cemetery, before proceeding to the Old Synagogue for prayers devoted to his memory. Many devotees of the literary giant visit Prague each year and place a stone on his grave to show their respect. Kafka's writing attracted little critical praise until after his death in 1924, as much of his work was published posthumously. However, his novel The Trial and famous short story The Metamorphosis have become some of the most widely-read and debated works in the European literary canon. Many of the stories were published after he died by writer and close friend Max Brod, despite Kafka reportedly requesting that all his papers should be burnt after his death. People wishing to learn more about the author can do so by visiting Prague's Kafka Museum, which contains a number of exhibits based on his life and work. Editors Notes: LateRooms.com is part of B2C sector of TUI Travel PLC’s Accommodation and Destination Division. Also within this sector are AsiaRooms.com and Hotels-London.co.uk. LateRooms.com is the UK’s leading online accommodation site offering late availability deals in over 37,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels. LateRooms.com offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance – whatever time, whatever day. No other accommodation site offers this flexibility. LateRooms.com arms customers with information to help them choose the right hotel. Users can read from over 540,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through LateRooms.com and actually stayed at the hotel. LateRooms.com is the first online site to use VisitBritain’s official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation. To view LateRooms.com press pages, please see http://press.laterooms.com/ This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of LateRooms Ltd in the following categories: Entertainment & Arts, Travel, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.