Dorota Masłowska now MISTER D.
Add date: Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Dorota Maslowska, the most famous Polish female writer of the young generation, novelist and playwright, award-winner of the Nike 2006 Literary Award for her novel Paw królowej (The Queen’s Peackock) has suspended her writing career for some time to begin a musical adventure. – The word is still my native genre, but I got tired by the literature industry. I might either plunge in depression or take some interesting occupation. So I started writing lyrics – said the writer.
Krakow at the New Delhi World Book Fair
Add date: Friday, 14 February 2014
Tomorrow, the 15th February, is the beginning of the New Delhi World Book Fair. This year is the 60. anniversary of Indo-Polish diplomatic relations. Poland will be strongly represented but the Krakow accent will be particularly noticeable.
Łukasz Orbitowski nominated for a 2014 Pyrkon Identifier award
Add date: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Łukasz Orbitowski, whom readers had the opportunity to meet during last year’s Conrad Festival, has been nominated for a Pyrkon Identifer award. – Prominent figures of Polish fantasy: Dukaj, Parowski, Szostak and Twardoch praise his ‘Szczęśliwa ziemia’ (Happy Land). And they are right, because it is not only an exciting story, but also a sombre, dark novel of manners -- another sign that interesting things are happening on the border of fantasy and realistic fiction in Poland – we can read in the justification of Orbitowski’s nomination by Stanisław Krawczyk, a member of the Jury. Krzysztof Piskorski and Cezary Zbierzchowski are also among the nominees. The voting in which every fantasy fan can participate will begin on 16 February, and the winners will be announced on 22 March, during Pyrkon – Poland’s largest fantasy convention, held in Poznań.
Vote for the Most Influential Woman of Malopolska
Add date: Monday, 10 February 2014
Magdalena Sroka – until 31st December 2010 Director of the Krakow Festival Office and now Deputy Mayor of Krakow for Culture and City Promotion – was once again nominated for Gazeta Krakowska’s Most Influential Woman of Malopolska award.
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage will co-finance the KFO’s festivals
Add date: Monday, 3 February 2014
The sum of PLN 4,192,300 will be allocated to the Krakow Festival Office to support festivals organised by the Office. In 2014 the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage will allocate PLN 3,790,000, whilst the EOG Financial Mechanism will offer support totaling PLN 402,300. The co-funding from the Ministry is the highest in the last three years. This year’s subsidy is PLN 1,360,000 higher than last year!