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Dorota Masłowska, photo: Adam Kozak/AG

The brand new literary faces of Olga Tokarczuk and Jerzy Pilch, investigative journalism by Małgorzata Szejnert, Justyna Kopińska and Cezary Łazarewicz, and the biographies of Krzysztof Komeda and Jerzy Popiełuszko. These are just some of the many highlights Polish editors have in store for Polish-language readers in 2018.

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Tropical Craze directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, TR Warszawa, photo: Stefan Okołowicz

From 10th to 18th February 2018, Yokohama will host TPAM2018 – Performing Arts Meeting. The event will feature three productions of TR Warszawa, one of the most important theatres in Poland, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna.

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Rafał Milach, Marina, miss kolei białoruskich obwodu brzeskiego, Mińsk, fotografia z cyklu "The Winners", fot. dzięki uprzejmości fotografa

Print Control, the bilingual annual publication released by Culture.pl presents a current overview of printed design from Poland. Agnieszka Sural brings you her selection of the 15 most important projects created between 2014-2015 out of the hundreds featured in the magazine’s fourth edition.

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Ben Paloff with wife Megan Thomas, also a translator of Polish literature, photo courtesy of Ben Paloff

From Leśmian to Sosnowski and Masłowska, scholar of Slavic languages Ben Paloff discusses the challenges of translating Polish authors and answers the most difficult question of all: can Henryk Sienkiewicz ever be interesting for English readers? (And why Polish diaspora is the worst adviser)

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The cover of the new Polish drama anthology (A)pollonia

The Lithuanian Theatre Agency and Culture.pl are to present Polish dramas at various venues in the Lithuanian capital, all taken from (A)pollonia, an anthology published with support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

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Anja Rubik in "Chleb," dir. Krzysztof Skonieczny

From 14th century sacred verse to 21st century “hip-hop novels,” Poland has a rich and diverse literary tradition. Here, Culture.pl offers a playlist to guide you through some of the highlights of the last 700 years of Polish literature.

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Dorota Masłowska, photo: Darek Golik / Forum

Polish-American plays, read-outs, exchanges and live broadcasted drama concerts – here’s a preview of the Polish Theatre Month in Los Angeles, a series of events which will unravel the energy and rhythm of Polish contemporary dramatic art overseas.

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Mister D., photo: press materials

Mister D. is to invade London on January 28th. The most controversial and kitschiest Polish musical project of 2014 will be played live at Hoxton Square Bar. Who is Mister D., and why should you attend?

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A frame from the movie No Matter How Hard We Tried / Między nami dobrze jest by Grzegorz Jarzyna, photo: Nowe Horyzonty Association

In transposing Dorota Masłowska’s play to the screen, Grzegorz Jarzyna tells about post-transformation Poland. No Matter How Hard We Tried is a humorous tale about the empty forms that make up the modern social fabric: about language, politics and the theatre of cultural roles.

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Toys, directed by Andrzej Wolski, is a documentary about children's favourite toys in the times of real socialism.

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Grzegorz Jarzyna laureatem Honorowej Nagrody 19. Istanbul Theatre Festival. Reżysera i dyrektora TR Warszawa doceniono za całokształt osiągnięć artystycznych.

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The upcoming 19th Istanbul Theatre Festival's opening play No Matter How Hard We Tried's playwright Dorota Masłowska is hosting a workshop as well as a book-reading on 05 -06 May, co-organized with the partnership of GalataPerfofm and culture.pl, as part of the 'TRANSIT Polonya" project.

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Małgorzata Rejmer, Toksymia, Polish edition, illustrated by Maciej Sieńczyk

Toksymia is one of the most interesting and abominable debuts of recent years. Małgorzata Rejmer uses ugliness as a metaphor of toxic relationships and social exclusion.

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Two major exhibitions in Istanbul, Polish film reviews, concerts and up-to-date art presentations throughout Turkey, alongside a survey of Turkish art in Poland. The Polish year in Turkey lays the groundwork for a fundamental reinterpretation of Polish-Turkish history - what are we exporting and what will there be to see in Poland?

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The best of Polish theatre and prose inspired by Turkish Nobel prize-winner author Orhan Pamuk's artistic experiments will be on view at the upcoming Theatre Festival in Istanbul. The event will bring to Turkish audiences, among others, Grzegorz Jarzyna, Krzysztof Garbaczewski, Dorothy Masłowska and the Baltic Dance Theatre.

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Tytus Czyżewski, Portrait of Bruno Jasieński, 1920, oil, canvas, photo: courtesy of the Museum of Art in Łódź, Kultura headquarters in Maisons-Laffitte near Paris, photo by: Wojciech Łaski / East News, Józef Oleszkiewicz, Portrait of Adam Mickiewicz, 1828, donation of Władysław Mickiewicz, photo source: National Museum in Cracow

In order to guide English-speakers towards the Polish authors best suited for their specific tastes, Culture.pl has put together an exclusive guide offering historical context and tailor-made recommendations.

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Леопольд Бучковский, один из самых сложных польских авторов конца ХХ века и один из Непереводимых

The following selection features writers who, even after decades of gruelling Polish classes, you won't have the slightest hope of deciphering.

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