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.
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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.
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was last night awarded the Man Booker International prize for the best work of translated fiction for her novel ‘Flights’.
"Zagubione Dusze" by Olga Tokarczuk and Joanna Concejo and "Wytwornik gora!" by Magdalena Matoso have received the Bologna Ragazzi Award during world's largest children's book fair in Bologna, the Polish Book Institute announced.