TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY SOPHIE PONS This handout picture released by French publishing house Gallimard shows Czech-born writer Milan Kundera on February 19, 2009 in Brno, a Moravian city, 200 kms from Prague. Czech-born writer Milan Kundera, 80, turned his back on his homeland once again when he failed to show up at a major conference on his work this weekend, May-30-31, 2009, in his southern home city of Brno- and said he’s a ‘French writer’. AFP PHOTO/HO/GALLIMARD/ NO SALES/NO ARCHIVE/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE