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Read “Flights” in your language
Olga Tokarczuk’s novel “Flights” is one of the six nominees for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for fiction. Have a look below to see if the literary hit is also available in your language.
Great Polish books for young readers abroad
The book market in Poland has been growing very dynamically for several years. Publishing houses regularly issue interestingly illustrated proposals by Polish artists whose names are becoming increasingly well-known abroad. Below is a selection of new foreign releases (published in 2017 or 2018) for young readers. Keep an eye out for them on bookstore shelves!
Katyn Massacre – Basic Facts
Katyn is a symbol of the criminal policy of the Soviet system against the Polish nation. The present study aims to demonstrate the basic facts of Katyn massacre – the execution of almost 22,000 people: Polish prisoners of war in Katyn, Kharkov, Kalinin (Tver) and also other Polish prisoners (soldiers and civilians), which took place in the spring of 1940 in different places of the Soviet Ukraine and Belarus republics based on the decision of the Soviet authorities.
"Madame" after 20 years. List of translations
Antoni Libera – the Polish writer, translator, literary critic and theater director – celebrates his birthday today. Best wishes! On this occasion we recall his debut novel “Madame” and we present you the list of translations.
Slavs competed with the Vikings on these boats
Specialists from the National Maritime Museum in Tczew began the reconstruction of the 12th-century Slavic boat salvaged from the bottom of the Bay of Puck.
The Lipka Forest District in north-western Poland looks is home to one of the few osprey nests. New online transmission feeds made available by the State Forests has made it possible for us to track the life of a bird family. This is worth doing especially now, because the female osprey lays eggs at the turn of April and May. After five weeks baby birds hatch from the eggs. At this moment, two birds in the RoSzponka and Szuwarek nests are expecting hatchlings.
Museums pays tribute to Polish Battle of Britain pilots
A museum highlighting the role of Polish pilots in the Battle of Britain during World War has opened near Częstochowa.
Everything Is Art to Me
Can contemporary art delight a child? Can you step in the shoes of an artist and play with art? Yes, now especially at Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw where you can experience art not only through observing but also by creating at the amazing Everything Is Art to Me exhibition.
Polish, Israeli presidents to join March of the Living
The presidents of Poland and Israel were on Thursday expected to join the annual March of the Living at the former German Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in southern Poland.
100 x Independence
In 2018, a special year in which Poland and many other countries celebrate anniversaries of their independence, the Poster Museum in Wilanów is hosting an extraordinary exhibition prepared by the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in cooperation with 17 artistic design schools from all over the world. Their aim is to answer the question of how design students interpret the meaning of the word “independence”.
Roman Dmowski – one of the fathers of independent Poland
Presenting the most important ideological assumptions of Polish nationalism in “Thoughts of a Modern Pole" published in 1903, Roman Dmowski wrote: "I am Polish ... not only because I speak Polish, and because others who speak the same language are spiritually closer to me and more understandable to me, because some of my personal matters connect me more closely with them than with strangers, but also because that apart from the sphere of personal and individual life, I know the collective life of the nation, of which I am a part, and because apart from my personal interests and interests I know national issues, the interests of Poland as a whole, the highest interests for which we must sacrifice what we cannot sacrifice for personal matters. I am Polish – this means that I belong to the Polish nation throughout its entire territory and throughout its entire existence. [...] Everything that is Polish is mine: I cannot give up anything, I am allowed to be proud of what is great in Poland but I must accept also the humiliation that falls on the nation for the negative elements in it."