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.
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.
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.
Stills from the film Spoor by Agnieszka Holland, based on a book by Olga Tokarczuk. It features music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz, and cinematography by Jolanta Dylewska and Rafał Paradowski. The cast includes Agnieszka Mandat, Jakub Gierszał, Wiktor Zborowski and Patricia Volna.
The growing popularity of domestic crime films has become more than noticeable in Poland in recent years. Titles like Traffic Department and I’m a Killer attract sizeable audiences and have set a new, higher standard for Polish genre pictures. So who are the big names in Poland’s cinematic crime world and what are the key factors fuelling its rise?
Writer Olga Tokarczuk has been awarded the Brueckepreis award, an international prize given by the twin towns of Zgorzelec, Poland and Goerlitz, Germany, in recognition for her activity in the field of intercultural understanding and agreement.
Can you tell your Szymborska from your Sienkiewicz? Do you think you're well-versed (pun totally intended) in your romantics and your modernists? Take our Polish literature quiz to really test your knowledge.
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.
The hottest names of contemporary Polish literature, discussions, conversations on the most important issues of the identity of today's Poland, numerous domestic publishers presenting their most interesting publications – these are only some of the attractions of the Polish stand that will be available to visitors of the Book Fair in Paris on 19-23 March.
Poets from Denmark, Macedonia, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Hungary and Italy were nominated for the European Poet of Freedom Award 2016. The literary award from Gdańsk is granted every two years and has so far had three laureates.
Agnieszka Holland is this year's recipient of Culture.pl's Superbrands award. In an interview with Bartosz Staszczyszyn, she shares her reflections on politics in Poland, Europe, the role of the arts in social debate, and her new film.
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.
Poland is the guest of honour at the 22nd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair, which is to be held from 15-23 February, 2014 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The occasion coincides with the 60thanniversary of Polish-Indian diplomatic relations.
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.