The author in search of the truth
Add date: Friday, 24 October 2014
I write about Russia to understand it – said Boris Akunin at the meeting in the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. Earlier Etgar Keret had talked about his relations with his son, whilst Mircea Cărtărescu explained his connections with Kafka. This was another day of the 6th Conrad Festival.
Writing as a necessity (and other addictions)
Add date: Thursday, 23 October 2014
The reading of Dostoyevsky’s 'Crime and Punishment' shattered me into pieces. I was 15 at that time, and was already writing a lot – yesterday said Paul Auster, one of the stars of this year’s Conrad Festival. On Wednesday we also participated in the debate between Inga Iwasiów and Janusz Głowacki, the opening of the KafKa in KomiKs exhibition and the premiere of Michał Paweł Markowski’s book.
Mountains, landscapes and politics
Add date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
I was already 35 years old, when I became a reporter – recalled Jacek Hugo-Bader, and added: But I did not waste my life earlier. I learnt something. The conversation with the journalist, as well as reflections about politics, and translations of Scandinavian literature, and the stories concerning the film production of Paul Auster made the festival day on Tuesday.
Księgi Jakubowe (Jacob’s Books), Freud and a painter of literature
Add date: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
The 6th Conrad Festival, one of Poland’s largest literary events organised on such a great scale in Krakow, started on Monday 20 October. The festival’s high attendance figures every year, notable guests and successful meetings demonstrate that bold visions and dreams can be fulfilled. The first day brought two interesting meetings – with Olga Tokarczuk and John Banville.
Scottish poetry at the Conrad Festival
Add date: Monday, 20 October 2014
The cities of Krakow and Edinburgh celebrate 40 years of their official cultural cooperation this year. To mark this occasion, at the corner of Bracka Street and the Main Square, for a full week, the Conrad Festival will display Scottish poetry – in cooperation with the Multipoetry project.