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.
Following Olga Tokarczuk’s recent Nobel Prize success, Sergiusz takes a look at two of Poland’s other phenomenal female writers.
The foundation which will be located in Wroclaw will offer scholarships for writers and translators as well as educational programmes on literature.
The Polish Senate on Friday adopted a draft resolution in which it congratulated Polish novelist, poet and essayist Olga Tokarczuk for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature and praised her achievements in the promotion of Polish literature.
Once notorious for having the worst smog in Poland, Kraków is now going through a green renaissance.
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.
After scooping a British prize Olga Tokarczuk’s book ‘Flights’ has been shortlisted for the National Book Awards in America.
EXCLUSIVE: TFN catches up with the women behind the award-winning novel Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
Based loosely on her 2006 novel, Anna In in the Tombs of the World, the libretto retells the journey of Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, to visit her sister, the mistress of the underworld who ends up holding her against her will.
One of the most important literary prizes in America, previous winners of the National Book Awards include William Faulkner, Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, while Polish writers Jerzy Kosiński and Isaac Bashevis Singer have also won awards.