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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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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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Okładka (nid 6806791)

Culture.pl puts the spotlight on the rising stars of Polish arts and letters, Honza Zamojski, Aleksandra Waliszewska and more...

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Okładka (nid 6640066)

Bringing together Polish, German and American writers, translators, editors and historians, Chicago celebrates the legacy of Polish-Jewish modernist writer and graphic artist Bruno Schulz, placing an emphasis on the art and meaning of translation

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First and foremost a story about this world's slow post-war death. It is a book about a world which has lost its vital strength and is still approaching the end.

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