14.09.2011 - 18.09.2011 Events, Literature

Polish writers participate in the VI International Literary Festival

The Polish Institute in Kyiv is the constant partner of the Festival. This year the Institute supports Olga Tokarczuk’s and Marek Krajewski’s presentation of new Ukrainian translations of their books at the festival.

Olga Tokarczuk is the world renowned star of Polish literature, author of more than ten prose books. She was awarded the most prestigious literary prize in Poland, NIKE, for her novel “Runners” of 2008. Six books of her are already translated into Ukrainian. Polish critics call Olga Tokarczuk “a phenomenon of popularity and good taste, knowledge and pencraft, philosophical deepness and narrative skill”.

Marek Krajewski is a doctor of philology specializing in Latin. He debuted in 1999 with the novel “Death in Breslau” which started the series of crime novels featuring the protagonist Eberhard Mock (5 novels). Krajewski’s crime novels take place in meticulously pictured topographic and historic setting of interwar Wrocław (Breslau). Currently Krajewski is the most popular Polish crime writer. His books have won numerous awards, are translated into 14 languages and often lead Polish bestseller lists.

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