Literacki Sopot 2013
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The leading subject of this year’s International Festival Literacki Sopot will be Scandinavian and Icelandic literature. Northen literary masters Þórarinn Eldjárn, Inger Frimansson, Lotta Geffenbland and Åsa Lind will visit Sopot - with room for domestic writers as well.
Poet Tadeusz Dąbrowski is a co-ordinator of the cycle "Poeta i jego juror", photo courtesy of the author
The leading subject of International Festival Literacki Sopot 2013 will be Scandinavian and Icelandic literature. Northen literary masters Þórarinn Eldjárn, Inger Frimansson, Lotta Geffenbland and Åsa Lind will visit Sopot - with room for domestic writers as well.
The festival at the resort city on the Baltic coast includes Polish writers Beata Chomątowska, crime novelist Marek Krajewski, Zbigniew Majchrowski, Maciej Sieńczyk, Tadeusz Sobolewski, Filip Springer, literary historian and critic Kazimiera Szczuka, novelist Szczepan Twardoch, Maria Wiernikowska and Ludwika Włodek. They are going to participate in a meet-the-authors sessions as a part of three cycles: Nominees to the Nike Literary Prize, Historical Panel and Premieres.
The festival organisers want to focus on crime fiction and literature for children for the programme in 2013. Important writers of Scandinavian detective stories in attendance include Þórarinn Eldjárn, Inger Frimansson, Lotta Geffenbland, Åsa Lind, Christer Mjaaset, Moni Nilsson and Yrsa Siguradardottir.
In the Literacki Sopot schedule is a cycle called Pisarz i jego juror / A Writer and His Jury. On the panels will be Polish writers of poetry and prose including Andrzej Sosnowski, Piotr Śliwiński, Joanna Bator, Tomasz Różycki, Włodzimierz Bolecki, Piotr Matywiecki and Przemysław Czapliński. Coordinator of the cycle Tadeusz Dąbrowski says:
Books will be a centre of our attention, but we will discuss the phenomenon of literary prizes too, not only as a tool of promotion, but also as a tool of power.
During the festival there will be book fairs, workshops for children and adults, theatre events, mobile reading rooms, an outdoor reading zone and showcases of films inspired by Scandinavian literature. Meetings with prizewinners in the field of historical book and workshops of reportage will also take place.
The first edition of Literacki Sopot took place in 2012 and was devoted to reportage writing.
Biblioteka Narodowa w Warszawie, Narodowe Centrum Kultury and TVP Kultura are the partners of this year’s event.
Source: www.literackisopot.pl, press materials, ed. mg, 29.07.2013
Translation: GS 30/07/2013