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Olga Tokarczuk, photo: Krzysztof Dubiel for the Polish Book Institute

Filip Springer and Olga Tokarczuk will be discussing their newest books with Hay Festival attendees during this year’s edition of the famous literature festival.

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Wioletta Grzegorzewska during the Nike award gala 2014, photo: Bartosz Krupa / East News

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.

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Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński, photo: Krzysztof Dubiel for the Polish Book Institute

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.

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Max Cegielski, photo: Wojciech Olszanka/East News

Newspaper journalist, writer, explorer of the world and its cultures. Born 18 April 1975 in Warsaw.

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Uprawa roślin południowych metodą Miczurina (Growing Southern Plants the Michurin Way) – Weronika Murek, Wydawnictwo Czarne, fragment of the cover

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...

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Ewa Lipska, photo: Włodzimierz Wasyluk

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.

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Mikołaj Łoziński, photo: Elżbieta Lempp

Mikołaj Łoziński is a writer, photographer, and laurate of Kościelski Award 2007 and Paszporty Polityki award in 2011.

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Cover of the book

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.

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Wit Szostak, photo: Mateusz Skwarczek / Agencja Gazeta

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.

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The Polish writer Grażyna Plebanek takes part in the literary festival, presenting her picquante novel about love alongside Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and Yanna Martela

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The International Book Fair features Joanna Bator and Jacek Hugo-Bader whose recently published books in Hebrew are presented at the Polish booth

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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

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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

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"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"

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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

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Culture.pl presents the latest English-language editions of contemporary Polish literature.

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