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?