Manifesto

Polish Book Institute promote reading; supports writers, translators, publishers, librarians, booksellers; those who read and want to read; activates non-readers!

Popularization

We promote Polish literature in the world. In recent years, almost 1,800 translations of Polish books has been published as a part of the translation program ­– © Poland!

Promotion

News

25.04.2018

Abu Dhabi: Polish Culture Is Singled out in the Largest Book Fair in the Arab World

The 28th International Book Fair in Abu Dhabi is underway. Poland is the guest of honor for the first time.

13.04.2018

Olga Tokarczuk shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize today reveals the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2018 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. The £50,000 prize for the winning book will be divided equally between its author and translator.

10.04.2018

The London Book Fair, 10-12 April 2018

Today marks the beginning of The London Book Fair, the largest spring publishing event, a place for publishers and literary agents from all around the world to meet, and to negotiate rights to new books, film and television scripts, and various sorts of digital content. The fair is held in the old Olympia Hall in West London, and is visited by 25,000 professionals from 118 countries around the world.

06.04.2018

The Winner of Found in Translation Award Announced! Jennifer Croft for Olga Tokarczuk's "Flights"!

The Polish Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute in London, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York are pleased to announce that the 2018 Found in Translation Award goes to Jennifer Croft for her translation of Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions (UK) and Text Publishing (Australia) in 2017, forthcoming from Riverhead Books (US) in 2018. 

04.04.2018

Paweł Sołtys Is This Year’s Winner of the Marek Nowakowski Prize for Literature, Awarded by Biblioteka Narodowa

The Marek Nowakowski award chapter has decided to honor Paweł Sołtys this year for his collection of short stories, Mikrotyki [Microsations] (pub. Czarne), for its “original approach to the city of Warsaw, the precision of his language, his innovative use of words and his creative allusion to the prose of the award’s patron," as jury head Maciej Urbanowski phrased it.

27.03.2018

Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year for Dwie Siostry

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the world’s largest book fair for young people, began on a high note for the Polish children’s book community. The Polish Dwie Siostry Publishers was given the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year.

26.03.2018

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Today begins the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the largest international children’s book fair. Nearly 1,400 exhibitors from around the world will be presenting their publications for children; the fair is visited by around 26,000 people a day. Many countries organize collective booths at Bologna, among them Poland. The Polish presentation is traditionally prepared by the Book Institute.

16.03.2018

International Book Fair in Paris, 16-19 March

Today marks the opening of the International Book Fair in Paris, the largest industry event in Francophone countries. The organizers are counting on around 160,000 visitors, based on previous years’ numbers.

14.03.2018

Poland at the Book Fair in Leipzig

Tomorrow kicks off the Book Fair in Leipzig – one of Germany’s largest events for readers, writers, publishers, and representatives of the book and media industry.

14.03.2018

Olga Tokarczuk Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize

Olga Tokarczuk’s novel Flights has been put on the long list of books nominated for the Man Booker International Prize.

 

13.03.2018

Polish Bookshelf Project

British libraries have received over a thousand copies of books by Polish authors. This is part of the “Polish Bookshelf Project,” carried out by the Book Institute, the Polish Embassy, and the Polish Institute in London, in cooperation with the Literka Association, European Welfare Association, and the Polish Educational Society.

09.02.2018

Witold Szabłowski's Dancing Bears will Appear in English in March

Penguin Books has slotted Witold Szabłowski's Dancing Bears for March 2018. Meanwhile, Harper's Magazine will be publishing a fragment of the book in its February 2018 issue. Have a look at: http://bit.ly/2EqbqcC. The translation was done by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

08.02.2018

Echo of the seminar "Biblioteka Nowa w Drodze" in the trade press

We encourage you to read the text of Magdalena Brodacka - "Biblioteka Publiczna" monthly, No. 2/2018 - presenting the idea and describing the course of the "Biblioteka Nowa w Drodze" organized by the Polish Book Institute, which took place in two autumn editions in 2017 as a traveling seminar in several libraries of the Czech Republic.

29.01.2018

Found in Translation Award 2018: nominations open

The Polish Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute London and the Polish Cultural Institute New York are now accepting nominations for this year’s edition of the FOUND IN TRANSLATION award, honoring the best translation of Polish literature into English in 2017.

Initiatives

Conrad Year

Conrad Year

Parliament has declared 2017 Conrad Year, and following this decision, we have an open submission period for applications to the Conrad Program.

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Poland at The London Book Fair

Poland at The London Book Fair

Poland is the Market Focus country at The London Book Fair in 2017.

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The Polish Book Institute
ul. Zygmunta Wróblewskiego 6
31-148 Kraków, Poland
tel. (+48) 12 61 71 900
fax. (+48) 12 62 37 682
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