"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.
Russian dissident to be named a Polish Righteous Person
Natalya Gorbanevskaya, a Soviet dissident, poet and, from 2005, a Polish citizen, is set to be posthumously named a Righteous Person, a title given to opponents of persecutions in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Polish author claims Emily Brontë legacy a hoax
The 1847 English literature classic “Wuthering Heights” was penned by the Brontë sisters’ brother Branwell Brontë, Polish author Eryk Ostrowski has said.
Poland’s role in pan-European thinking
Time is of the essence; this is fundamentally true when considering human history and noting not only the temporality of historical events with its causal implications, but also that history’s actors and its chroniclers and commentators are caught up in this inescapable web. They are always looking at the present through the lens of the past and with an eye on the future.
The London Book Fair 2017: Karłowicz and Nowak on intellectuals in the media
Dariusz Karłowicz and Andrzej Nowak debated the role of intellectuals in the media during the 2017 London Book Fair. In the conversation lead by Doug Wallace, they were joined by the BBC Radio journalist Ekow Eshun. The event, titled "Intellectuals in the Media", took place at the Olympia Hall.
Poland at London Book Fair
Fifty Polish publishers and 11 authors are taking part in the London Book Fair, which opens Tuesday and runs until Thursday.
Classic play 'The Wedding' wins Polish National Reading poll
President Andrzej Duda has announced that a classic 1901 play entitled “The Wedding” has won Poland’s annual National Reading poll.
Joseph Conrad: A Pole with doubts
Paradoxically, one might say that Conrad is more Polish today than when he was alive. Which makes him a better Pole too.
Polish National Library buys 15th-century manuscript in London
A 15th-century manuscript, made in Florence for the Gucci family and owned by a Polish artisan and financier in the 16th century, was acquired at an auction in London recently thanks to funding from the PZU Foundation run by the Polish insurance giant.
A new dispute over Conrad
Krzysztof Masłoń interviews Krzysztof Koehler, Deputy Director of The Book Institute.