More distinguished guests at the Conrad Festival
Add date: Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Many times award-winning author of eighteen novels, the master of style characterized with linguistic perfection, John Banville; the Catalan novelist, scriptwriter and philologist, author of the iconic novel Jo confesso, Jaume Cabré; the French writer, poet, playwright and creator of collages, Jacques Jouet; and David Damrosch, an American comparatist. We already know the names of guests invited by the Conrad Festival which will turn Krakow into the capital of literature. The City of Krakow, the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation and the Krakow Festival Office are the organizers of the Festival to continue until the 26th of October.
Miljenko Jergović’s short story in Tygodnik Powszechny weekly
Add date: Wednesday, 9 July 2014
It seems to me that the 20th century is too much for me. And perhaps there is no sense in trying to grasp the whole, if we are interested in details. If we like to tell local stories, why should we take up the universal ones? I have always been interested in such a micro-scale outlook and in the world of detail, as in it, I imagine, the whole is reflected, in the same way as the whole world is mirrored in the smallest shard of a smashed car window. Grzegorz Jankowicz from Tygodnik Powszechny weekly is talking to Miljenko Jergović about the grandfather conscripted to Bosnian army, about the family relic written in Italian but in Cyrillic characters, about the last meal of Francis Ferdinand and about literature, which may be the only rescue for martyrs and exiles.
Miljenko Jergović – another guest at the Conrad Festival
Add date: Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Miljenko Jergović - one of the most prominent contemporary Croatian writers, whose works have been translated into many languages, including the Polish language, will appear in Krakow during this year's Conrad Festival. The 6th round of the Festival is entitled the Shared Worlds. It will take seven days, beginning on Monday, 20th October, and ending on 26th October. The organisers of the Conrad Festival are the City of Krakow, the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation and the Krakow Festival Office.
Pilch – a laureate of the Gdynia Literary Prize
Add date: Monday, 30 June 2014
Jerzy Pilch is the winner of this year's, already the 9th, Gdynia Literary Prize, in the prose category, for the book entitled Wiele demonów [Many Demons] (Wielka Litera publishing company, Warsaw). The plot of the novel is set in the post-Stalinist period of the 1950s in the Lutheran region of Cieszyn Silesia.
25 beautiful Polish women on the occasion of 25 years of Poland’s freedom
Add date: Monday, 2 June 2014
The latest edition of Wprost weekly magazine features a ranking of 25 beautiful Polish women to mark the occasion of 25 years of Poland’s freedom. They are young and beautiful. It is not only the beauty of their looks, but also the beauty of what they do. Wprost predicts which Polish women will have the strongest influence on our reality in the next few years – we can read in the magazine. The list includes e.g. Sylwia Chutnik and Dorota Masłowska, both of whom were guests at the Conrad Festival in Krakow.