Books The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera Hardcover, 115 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $23.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Festival of InsignificanceAuthorMilan Kundera Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary An ode to friendship set in present-day Paris follows the long-running discourse among four companions on sex, desire, history, art, and the meaning of human existence. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Awards and Recognition 1 week on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List Also by Milan Kundera The Curtain Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Festival of Insignificance Review Books Like Seinfeld, 'Festival' Is About Nothing... And Everything June 28, 2015 Milan Kundera's new novel is short on plot, but don't mistake that for dullness. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says the book is slim, funny and stunningly profound.