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.
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.
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