Against the Current – we already know the slogan and the first guests of the 7th Conrad Festival
Add date: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Jonathan Franzen – one of the most important American novelists, Hooman Majd – a cult Iranian-American writer, Wiesław Myśliwski – the double winner of the Nike Literary Prize, and Hanna Krall – a legendary Polish reporter are the first guests of the 7th Conrad Festival. This year’s most important literary event in Central Europe will take place in Krakow from the 19th till the 25th of October.
The 4th Miłosz Festival
Add date: Tuesday, 24 March 2015
The 4th Miłosz Festival kicks off on May 14th. The 2015 edition of this great poetry festival will run under the theme A Book of Luminous Things. This is the English title of the famous anthology published by Czesław Miłosz in the United States in 1996. This year unique poetic insight will be provided by twenty poets from Poland and abroad during a rich and varied program of debates, panels, concerts and exhibitions. The Festival, in addition to its main program, will also involve add two additional coinciding events: a literary program for children Miłoszek and a series focused on Japanese culture and Haiku. The festival will end on May 17.
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.