Poland's Nobel Prize for Literature winner Olga Tokarczuk on Wednesday visited immigrant schoolchildren in the Rinkeby district of Stockholm.
The Polish novelist, poet and essayist was handed the gold medal and diploma by the Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf, culminating the week she spent in Stockholm. As the 15th woman to win the literary Nobel Prize and one of the 14 laureates today, Tokarczuk accepted the award in front of 90 Swedish Academy members and an audience of 1,560 invited guests – artists, politicians, members of Swedish government, scientists, journalists and families of the winners.
Support and promotion of Polish and global art and culture, promotion of human rights and civil freedoms and support for environmental activities are all aims to be included in the statute of a foundation Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk intends to found.
Indiana University comparative literature professor Bill Johnston has received the 2019 National Translation Award for his English translation of the 19th-century Polish epic poem Master Thaddeus. Johnston heads the university's Polish Studies Center.
Following Olga Tokarczuk’s recent Nobel Prize success, Sergiusz takes a look at two of Poland’s other phenomenal female writers.
A three-day literary festival highlighting the life and work of the Polish emigre writer, Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, was launched on Thursday in Naples, Italy, and features a series of meetings devoted to the publication of a new volume of his collected works.
The foundation which will be located in Wroclaw will offer scholarships for writers and translators as well as educational programmes on literature.
The outstanding recognition makes Tokarczuk the first Polish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 23 years. The last time it was won was in 1996 by poet Wisława Szymborska.
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Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda inaugurated the 8th edition of the National Reading campaign at the Saski Garden in Warsaw on Sunday, with eight short Polish novels selected for the programme.