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.
Thirteen years after his death, Stanisław Lem is one of the most successful Science Fiction authors in history, with his books being translated into over 40 languages and more than 45 million copies worldwide.
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.
Writer Maja Wolny’s latest novel ‘Jasność makes for an unsettling read as she grapples with Brexit and climate change.
The elegantly written novel entitled Kozłowski by British author and filmmaker Jane Rogoyska, tells the compelling and moving story of loss, memory and guilt through the experiences of fictional character Zbigniew Kozłowski and his pain of post-war exile following the 1940 Katyń massacre.
August 3 marks the anniversary of the death of the writer who penned such classics as Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness .
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.