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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.

Whispered stories
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!

Writing as a way of life
Add date: Tuesday, 2 December 2014

“For me writing is not work at all. Work is something hard, something you want to finish as quickly as possible and finally have a break (…). For me writing is rather relaxing than working. That is why I do not need any days off or leaves” – in a conversation with Wacław Radziwinowicz from the Książki magazine, Boris Akunin talks about what he has learnt about the death of writers, what Japanese children write about in school essays, what his view on contemporary Russia is and what he was looking for in Krakow during the Conrad Festival.

We do not live in a country but in language.
Add date: Thursday, 27 November 2014

“Culture is the backbone; however, it is language that unites a nation the most” – says Jaume Cabré in an interview with Marcin Kube in the Rzeczpospolita daily, and answers the question why evil is proportional to the level of power, whether it can be inherited and what power language holds.

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