Krakow and Wrocław promote literature in Paris
Add date: Thursday, 12 March 2015
The hottest names of contemporary Polish literature and its strongest genres: the detective novel, the children's book and illustration, discussions on the heritage, power and topicality of Polish poetry and the tradition of reportage, theatre and film, workshops for the youngest readers and conversations on the most important issues of the identity of today's Poland, numerous domestic publishers presenting their most interesting publications – these are only some of the attractions of the stand of Krakow and Wrocław that will be available to visitors of the prestigious Book Fair in Paris.
Welcome to a meeting with Joanna Bator!
Add date: Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Writer and photographer on the trail of a missing Sandra Valentine. A dark story about love, loneliness and writing. One of the most celebrated and most interesting Polish writers, and the 2013 Nike Award winner, Joanna Bator will share about a trip to Sri Lanka, the tear-shaped island.
Krakow and Wrocław – guests of honour of the Book Fair in Paris
Add date: Monday, 26 January 2015
One of the biggest presentations of Polish literature abroad in 15 years! On March 19-23 at the Salon du livre de Paris, the oldest and largest exposition event in the francophone world, Krakow and Wrocław, together with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Book Institute, will accentuate their literary and cultural identity. The Book Fair in Paris combines the promotion of reading on a large scale with industry events. Every year, the fair is visited by 200,000 readers. Over 1200 publishers present their offer, there are about 500 meetings with authors with the participation of representatives of 50 countries. Salon du Livre is one of the largest book fairs in Europe.
Add date: Friday, 2 January 2015
‘When I build a protagonist, I want him to act with real emotions and passions, and the only thing I can draw on is me, my own emotions, my own experience. Then I have to be a woman, an old man, a child,’ says Szczepan Twardoch, a special guest of this year's edition of the Conrad Festival in his interview to Malwina Wapińska.
Olga Tokarczuk’s Księgi Jakubowe the best read of 2014!
Add date: Wednesday, 17 December 2014
In her summary of last year’s literary premieres in the new issue of the Polityka weekly, Justyna Sobolewska recognised Księgi Jakubowe [‘Jacob’s Books’] by Olga Tokarczuk as the best book in the Polish Literature category. As you may remember, Olga Tokarczuk was a guest of this year’s edition of the Conrad Festival. Congratulations!