The Conrad Festival
The Conrad Festival is the largest international literary event in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Established in 2009, every year it hosts artists from many countries and cultures, who write in different languages and present various views. Also this edition will feature meetings in Krakow with Polish writers such as Olga Tokarczuk, Wiesław Myśliwski and Wojciech Jagielski, as well as authors from abroad including Arundhati Roy, Martín Caparrós and Bernard Pivot.
Great Polish books for young readers abroad
The book market in Poland has been growing very dynamically for several years. Publishing houses regularly issue interestingly illustrated proposals by Polish artists whose names are becoming increasingly well-known abroad. Below is a selection of new foreign releases (published in 2017 or 2018) for young readers. Keep an eye out for them on bookstore shelves!
The 10 best Polish books coming out in English in 2018
Reportage, epic poems, novels, classics and new releases - here's our selection of the top ten Polish books coming out in translation this year.
The mysterious Xawery Pruszyński
A talented columnist, a skilled diplomat and a "Prince of Reportage"... But not the best of drivers – this is the impression that can be obtained by reading recollections of the life of Xawery Pruszyński, who would have turned 110 this year. On this occasion, the Jagiellonian University together with the French university in Lille have prepared an international conference in Krakow. Poland.pl spoke to its coordinator, Prof. Maciej Urbanowski from the Department of Contemporary Critics at the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University.
The world's smallest books on display in Katowice
A collection of 87 wonders of micro-bookbinding, some of the world’s smallest books, which includes, amongst others, the biographies of Leonardo da Vinci and Frederic Chopin.
Sejm proclaims 2018 Zbigniew Herbert Year
On Friday, the Polish Sejm unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming 2018 Zbigniew Herbert Year in tribute to the deceased poet who was ranked among 20th century's most outstanding Polish poets and writers.
Grand dame of Polish poetry Julia Hartwig dies
Julia Hartwig, a veteran Polish poet, essayist and translator, has died at the age of 95.
A truly male adventure
Tomasz Kołodziejczak tells Poland.pl why it is still worth reading comic books about Corto Maltese, many years after they were first published.
130 years ago, on 10 July 1887, Corto Maltese was born. He was the protagonist of a series of comic books created by an Italian draughtsman Hugo Pratt.
"You tell us: Europe. And whenever our milk goes sour, humpbacked dwarves crawl out and pee in the pots," Sławomir Mrożek wrote years ago in his characteristic humorous style. This does not mean that we quickly resigned from our European aspirations.
Hungarian translator gets Polish award
A prominent translator of Polish literature into Hungarian, Lajos Palfalvi, has received the Transatlantyk Prize for his services in popularising works by Polish writers.