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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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The London Book Fair (14th – 16th March 2017) 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. 2017’s Market Focus is Poland.

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Magdalena Parys on the steps of Konzertause Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, where the plot of one of her books takes place, 2014, photo: Łukasz Cynalewski / Agencja Gazeta

Magdalena Parys, a Gdańsk-born poet, writer and translator, once living in Berlin, is among the laureates of the European Prize for Literature (EUPL). The list of laureates was announced on 14th April during the opening ceremony of Book Fairs in London.

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Okładka książki "Starość aksolotla", wyd. Allegro

The new book of Polish sci-fi guru Jacek Dukaj may seem like an apocalyptic vision of the future devoid of man (or at least the man as we know him), but it also offers interesting insights as to the future of electronic literature and reading in general

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Book cover of Ice by Jacek Dukaj

The action in Jacek Dukaj’s novel takes place in an alternative reality, where World War I never broke out, it’s the year 1924, and the Polish Kingdom is still under the rule of the Tsar and in the Belle Epoque. Nominatef for a Nike Literary Award in 2008.

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The celebrations for the 600th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Poland provide the chance for a wider presentation of Polish literature in Istanbul’s biggest literature festival. Readers will have a chance to meet novelists Andrzej Bart, Wojciech Kuczok, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Joanna Olech, and Adam Pękalski.

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cover of Extensa - Jacek Dukaj

With his fourth novel, "Extensa", Jacek Dukaj continues his systematic attempt to extend the conventional boundaries of the genre and to attract more than connoisseurs of science fiction as readers...

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cover of Black Oceans - Jacek Dukaj

"Black Oceans" undoubtedly belongs to the more erudite trend in Polish sci-fi, and is descended from the best traditions of the genre, with Stanislaw Lem at the forefront...

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