After being dumped by his fiancé Maria Wodzińska, Fryderyk Chopin fell for the cigar-puffing, trouser-wearing feminist who called herself George Sand. It took her over a year to win him over, but once she did the couple became inseparable. On the anniversary of Chopin’s birthday, TFN’s Stuart Dowell takes a look back at one of the 19th century’s greatest love stories.
With over a 100,000 books sold, Marcin Kozioł is one of the country’s most successful authors, and he owes some of his success to a school in the Scottish highlands.
Calling themselves AFOL’s (Adult Fans of Lego) the men have each come up with their own take on the Flights writer to celebrate her historic award.
Poland's Nobel Prize for Literature winner Olga Tokarczuk on Wednesday visited immigrant schoolchildren in the Rinkeby district of Stockholm.
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.
August 3 marks the anniversary of the death of the writer who penned such classics as Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness .
There are very few books about Poland written by English-speakers and fewer still travelogues. Ben Aitken has recently launched his account of a year in Poland, entitled ‘A Chip Shop in Poznan.’ Engaging, easy to read and at times bittersweet, the book captures the story of an unlikely immigrant - a British person prepared to work in a low-paid, low skilled work. Where else would a Brit end up that in a Fish and Chip Shop in Poznań?