Witty, utterly compelling – five stars for the latest book of Dubravka Ugrešić
Add date: Friday, 28 February 2014
A good observer, devilishly intelligent, knowing how to tell stories full of surprising digressions, and first of all – impressively erudite – writes Malwina Wapińska about Dubravka Ugrešić and her newest book under the Polish title Kultura karaoke (Karaoke Culture), awarding the book five stars in Kultura supplement to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. By the way --Dubravka Ugrešić was our guest at the Conrad Festival 2012.
Krakow: the festival centre of Poland
Add date: Thursday, 27 February 2014
Krakow has become the festival centre of Poland. Since the ‘6 senses’ project of the Municipality of Krakow and the Krakow Festival Office was launched in 2008, the city and the region have received wide coverage. The 6 senses brand has brought together all major festivals under one name, to later expand with even more events. Now it includes such major projects as Misteria Paschalia, Off Plus Camera, the Film Music Festival, the Krakow Photomonth Festival, the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, Sacrum Profanum, the Opera Rara series, the Conrad Festival, the Polish Music Festival, Divine Comedy, the UnSound Festival and the Miłosz Festival. – writes Rafał Stanowski in today’s Dziennik Polski.
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.