A brilliant author, celebrity and tragic victim, or a fraud, careerist and outright liar? Even today, Jerzy Kosiński provokes controversy. On the 86th anniversary of his birth, TFN speaks to Joanna Siedlecka, the author of Kosiński’s biography “Ugly Black Bird”.
Bookworms of the world unite in the Polish city that wants to cement its position as a global literary powerhouse.
Over 800 exhibitors from 27 countries, over 1,000 invited authors and 1,500 events took place during the 10th Warsaw Book Fair, which ended at the PGE National Stadium on Sunday.
With 880 pages, “In the Shadow of Totalitarianisms” brings together previously-scattered articles, essays and reviews, inviting Miłosz fans, literary scholars and historians to explore its themes in greater depth.
London commuters have the chance to read the poetry that helped keep Polish culture alive during the dark days of partition.
The biography explores Conrad’s life and how the changing word he lived in shaped it.
Last year she won the Medal of Saints for ‘caring and helping’ criminals. This year she bagged the Stołek award for best urban project. TFN’s Magda Dercz caught up with the woman whose motto when working with prisoners is: “I do not deal with their past, but with their future.”
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A Canadian literary critic featured in Canada’s Who’s Who and Amazon's Number 1 Bestseller list, Professor Peter Swirski is the leading scholar on Stanisław Lem
Born to Polish parents on August 20th 1967 in the city of Ramat Gan, east of Tel Aviv, it was his father’s tales of gangsters and prostitutes which inspired the young Keret to greatness.