Tag Archives: Olga Tokarczuk

Literary roundup: Polish books, anti-fascist and writing in Bulgaria

Culture.pl offers a listing of new Polish books being published in 2018, including novels from writers such as Olga Tokarczuk, Dorota Masłowska and Jerzy Pilch as well as a two-volume biography of the great Zbigniew Herbert among many others offerings. Tokarczuk has a few books translated into English, most recently the novel Flights, translated by […]

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NEA translation fellowships

The NEA has announced its literary translation fellowships for 2014 and there is some great-looking work from Central and Eastern Europe being supported as well as some translators whose work has appeared in B O D Y. Among them is Adam Siegel, for his translation from the Russian of Vasilii Golovanov’s The Island: or, A […]

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Ukraine 2014: undivided but not unprecedented

Two novelists, among many others – not to mention a host of non-novelists – have thrown in their two cents on the situation in Ukraine from two very different points of view. Natalka Sniadanko is a Ukrainian writer and translator (of Kafka, Czesław Miłosz, Olga Tokarczuk and Zbigniew Herbert among others). Writing in the New […]

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Literalab in Bratislava

From November 14 through 17 the Slovak capital of Bratislava will host Bibliotéka, the country’s book fair, featuring an array of Slovak and international writers and publishers such as Michal Hvorecký, Péter Esterházy and Pavel Vilikovský. But the name which has the whole city waiting with bated breath –  no, the whole country – is […]

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Literary roundup: Nike winner and new Petra Hůlová

Marek Bieńczyk has won Poland’s top literary award for Książka twarzy (A Book of the Face). The Nike Literary Award (Nagroda Literacka NIKE) has been in existence since 1997 and has had Olga Tokarczuk, Wiesław Myśliwski, Jerzy Pilch and Czesław Miłosz among previous winners. Speaking of Miłosz this year’s Audience Award went to Andrzej Franaszek […]

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The drama of Czech literature

The international Theatre Festival of European Regions is underway in Hradec Králové, boasting work by and about Czech and international writers. Read more at the Czech Literature Portal Photos – 1) Alexander Grin’s Morgiana, photo by Petr Neubert, 2) Martin Františák’s The Čapek Case, photo by Bohdan Holomíček Petr Neubert

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Literary roundup: Croatian writers online, Polish writers on stage

Just discovered an excellent site devoted to Croatian writers – Critical Mass (Kritična masa) – is available in Croatian, English and German versions, and features both well-known and (for me at least) much lesser-known writers. There are author pages for Daša Drndić, whose novel Trieste was recently published in English and which I’ll have a […]

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Literary roundup: Dostoevsky’s warning from the other world and the Usedom Prize

The latest issue of the University of California at San Diego’s literature in translation magazine Alchemy includes Slovak actor/singer/writer Július Satinský’s Dostoevsky’s Letter translated by Magdalena Mullek. If you haven’t already been tempted to read it then a look at the story’s byline should more than convince you: “A letter from Fyodor Mikhailovich, of Great […]

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