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Olga Tokarczuk

Portrait of Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk
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Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk is one of the most acclaimed contemporary writers in Poland. She is the author of several novels, short-story collections, and essays....

In 2018 she was awarded—along with her translator, Jennifer Croft—the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Flights (Bieguni), which also won Poland’s highest literary honor, the Nike, in 2008. In 2015 she received the prestigious Brueckepreis (Bridge Prize), as well as the Nike Readers’ Prize for The Books of Jacob (Księgi Jakubowe). Her House of Day, House of Night, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Granta, 2002; Northwestern University Press, 2003), was shortlisted for the IMPAC Literary Award, and her Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, also translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones  (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018; Riverhead, 2019), and The Books of Jacob, translated by Jennifer Croft (Fitzcarraldo, 2021; Riverhead, 2022), were shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. In 2019, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 

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Articles by Olga Tokarczuk

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