Read Tokarczuk novels in your language!
In Poland, Tokarczuk is a big literary star. She is also one of the most translated Polish writers who just won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literary. Have a look below to see if her novels are also available in your language!
Olga Tokarczuk awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature!
Polish writer, activist and public intellectual. Awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”
Partnership without barriers
The cooperation between the EU and the Eastern Partnership states is founded on the promotion of European values. The removal of barriers and the social empowerment of individuals in difficult situations are the areas where Poland supports its Eastern partners by running exchange and integration programmes as well as providing special workplaces. Many of the projects are aimed to prevent social exclusion of disabled people.
A city bathed in light – this is what Lodz looks like during the annual Light.Move.Festival. Every autumn the city’s historic tenements light up with colourful illuminations. Building façades become the stage for 2D and 3D mappings as well as animations that last for several minutes. The light shows are accompanied by concerts and workshops.
A tree villa or glamping Polish-style
Glamping, that is glamorous camping, has reached Poland for good. Exclusive campsites and hotels in the treetops are popping up in the country’s most beautiful regions for those yearning for close contact with nature as well as luxury. Although holidays are coming to an end, it is worth planning the next vacation today. Some Polish glamping sites are booked months in advance!
Ciri, Wolin or Boruta are the proposed names for the "Polish planet"
Ciri, Wolin or Boruta could be the name of the planet discovered by Polish astronomers led by Prof. A. Niedzielski. You can vote for the name of the planet and its star until the end of October, choosing between previously submitted 7 Polish proposals.
Eight novellas on 8th National Reading Day
A record number of people attended the National Reading Day to mark the centenary of Polish independence. Hoping to repeat the success, the presidential couple invites all lovers of the Polish language to join the reading. This Saturday, all Poland will read eight novellas by most eminent Polish writers to celebrate National Reading’s 8th anniversary.
The Gdańsk Agreement: birth of Solidarity
On August 31, 1980, after two weeks of negotiations, an agreement was signed between the strikers at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk and the communist authorities. This ultimately led to the establishment of the Solidarity trade union and set off unstoppable and irreversible change in all of Eastern Europe.
Polish Women Humanitarians
World Humanitarian Day, established by the United Nations in 2008 and observed annually on August 19, is an opportunity to celebrate humanitarian workers who help others in the world. In 2019, a special focus is on women who work for humanitarian causes and among them, Polish #WomenHumanitarians.
Anna Walentynowicz, the spark that led to Solidarity
It was the firing of Anna Walentynowicz in 1980 that sparked the strike in Gdańsk, which resulted in the signing of the Gdańsk Agreements and which changed the fate of Poland forever. Out of the Gdańsk Agreement the ten-million strong independent trade union "Solidarność" was born.
Arctowski station design in the finals of WAF World Building of the Year
Several projects from Poland, including the design of the new building of the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station and the new building of the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia, are in the finals of the WAF World Building of the Year competition.
I want to ride my bicycle… in Poland
Each year, Poland expands its bicycle route network. Thanks to these routes you can get on your bicycle even today and explore the country’s most beautiful regions and learn about their history. Poland is also part of the European cycle routes, the EuroVelo, which are financed from the EU budget. Ready for a Tour de Pologne?