The Polish author’s book Swallowing Mercury, a story of coming-of-age in a sleepy village Poland under the communist regime, is among the thirteen titles on the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2017 longlist.
The London Book Fair is one of the biggest literary and publishing events of the year. A meeting place for writers and publishers from around the world, each year LBF promotes cultural diversity through its Market Focus – an initiative presenting the publishing industry of a country or region. This year’s Market Focus is Poland.
Polish books in translation? It takes some effort to find them in bookshops and even more effort to read about them in the review sections of newspapers and magazines, or to find them in public libraries. And when it comes to books written by Polish women? Well, need I say more? We’ve heard it all before...
Polish and Bulgarian contemporary poetry will be on display to passengers of the Sofia metro for seven weeks. This project to present famous authors from both countries was a result of cooperation between the Polish Institute in Sofia and Literaturen Westnik magazine.
In The Books of Jacob Tokarczuk took a new role: a pugnacious 21st – century’s prophetess, who reaches back to the history of the nation in order to properly shake it up, grill it and interpret it in her way.
Wit Szostak (pen name) was born in 1976. He lives and works in Kraków. He is a doctor of philosophy and a graduate of the Pontifical Academy of Theology. He is also a musician – he plays folk instruments and documents traditional melodies. Szostak breaches the boundaries of literary genres.
Poland’s annually presented literary award, the Nike, always stirs up excitement as the country’s most presitigious prize in contemporary literature, presented to living authors for books written within the previous year. Only one person is the winner, and for the 2013 edition 20 titles have been nominated in a variety of genres
The largest annual book fair in the U.S. hosts readings, discussions and book signings with Poland’s leading crime-novel writer, Marek Krajewski. Supported by The Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Polish Book Institute, BookExpo promotes his newly released novel, The End of the World in Breslau
Paweł Potoroczyn’s literary debut, Ludzka rzecz / A Human Thing, owes much to conventions of the epic crime novel, intertwining Poland’s fascinating history and geography with unreserved erotic scenes and humour
Run by editor Tasja Dorkofikis and translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones, the series takes up writings from Bator, Kuczok, Chutnik and Witkowski, organised by & Other Stories, the London publishing house of contemporary literature
The new Reading Małopolska website takes readers on a bilingual journey across the meandering alleys of Kraków, tracing the footsteps of Polish literary greats: Stanisław Lem, Sławomir Mrożek, Czesław Miłosz as well as leading voices of the young generation of poets and writers
The winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL), which recognises the best new or emerging authors in the EU, were announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the 10th of October, 2012. The young Polish Piotr Paziński who made his debut in with the novel Pensjonat was among the 12 winners of this year’s award
"This is my Facebook, a book about a fascination with people’s faces and the joy of reading", Bieńczyk commented upon receiving Poland’s most prestigious literary award. His "Książka twarzy" (Book of Faces) was recognised by the jury of the 16th edition of Nike for its "faith in literature, in the word, style and writing itself"
The 64th edition of the annual Frankfurter Buchmesse is launched on the 10th of October, with New Zealand as this year’s guest of honour. The world’s largest event of its kind is expected to bring together more than 7000 participants from over 100 countries. Poland also takes part, with a booth of Polish literature coordinated by the Book Institute