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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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Still from 'Pitbull: New Order' directed by Patryk Vega. In the image: Bogusław Linda, photo: press materials

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?

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Artwork by: Katarzyna Piątek

Is Polish the most difficult language out there? Some seem to think so. But there are plenty of reasons why you should learn it anyway!

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Polish literature, although not as well known as its German and Russian cousins, is one of the gems of European culture. This list covers a very wide range of genres and eras, but any of these books will help you love Poland a little more.

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Zygmunt Miłoszewski's crime novel Rage landed on top of Amazon's best selling book list a month ahead of the book's official premiere.

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BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a new dramatisation of Zygmunt Miłoszewski's award-winning crime thriller Entanglement. It will be split across two parts, transmitted on across two Sundays at 3pm on the 11th & 18th October 2015.

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In the last few years Zygmunt Miłoszewski has become one of the most popular Polish writers, mostly thanks to the crime series „Teodor Szacki trilogy” which consists of Entanglement, A Grain of Truth and Gniew (Anger). The first of these books, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, is presented in the BBC Radio 4 Reading Europe Cycle.

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Scandinavian authors watch out! The Era of Polish crime writers is nearing.

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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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The Grain of Truth / Ziarno prawdy is the newest crime novel by Zygmunt Miłoszewski. It is a continuation of the story of Teodor Szacki, the protagonist of Entanglement.

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Cover of  Bezcenny / Pricless by Zygmunt Miłoszewski, photo: W.A.B. Publishing House

Zygmunt Miłoszewski is a two-time laureate of the High Calibre Award for his crime stories about the prosecutor Szacki. In ‘Bezcenny / Priceless’ he fully reveals his talent for writing brilliant action.

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Polish Crime Night, an evening with crime novelists discussing what it is that makes Polish crime fiction distinctive, is coming to thrill Londoners on Thursday 30 January 2014.  During the session, organised by Belgravia Books and chaired by journalist Rosie Goldsmith, crime novelists William Brodrick, Mariusz Czubaj, Anya Lipska, and Joanna Jodełka will discuss what it is about Poland’s people, culture and history that makes it such a rich and original territory for crime fiction and thrillers.   RIP Nordic crime. Here come the Poles --- says Emlyn Rees, author of Hunted and Wanted,...

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