Manifesto

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

Popularization

We promote Polish literature across the world. In recent years, almost 1,800 translations of Polish books have been published as part of the ©Poland Translation Program!

Promotion

News

Marcin Wicha’s "Rzeczy, których nie wyrzuciłem" in Czech with the support of the Book Institute

In the Czech Republic, a book by Marcin Wicha Rzeczy, których nie wyrzuciłem (“Things I Didn’t Throw Out”), awarded with the Polityka Passport Award and the Witold Gombrowicz Literary Award, has just been published. The book was translated by Barbora Kolouchova. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.

04.08.2020

Paweł Lisicki’s “Luter. Ciemna strona rewolucji” in Hungarian with the support of the Book Institute

In Hungary, the translation of Paweł Lisicki's Luter. Ciemna strona rewolucji (“Luther. The Dark Side of the Revolution”) has recently been published. The book was translated by an outstanding translator Lajos Pálfalvi. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.

03.08.2020

Greek translation of Olga Tokarczuk’s “Bieguni” with the support of the Book Institute

In Greece, the translation of Olga Tokarczuk's Bieguni (“Flights”) has recently been published. The book was translated by Alexandra Ioannidou. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.

31.07.2020

Sinéad Morrissey announced European Poet of Freedom 2020

The Irish author Sinéad Morrissey was honoured with the Gdansk City Literary Award of the European Poet of Freedom 2020 for her volume On Balance translated by Magda Heydel. The jury recognised the way the poet navigates between different cultures, her impressive knowledge of the world, and her ability to speak languages of various poetic forms, in which both her fascination with folk imagination and modern science resounds. The award ceremony will take place on 31st August in Gdańsk, followed by an open meeting with the winners - the poet and the translator - the next day.

Initiatives

Small Book – Great Man

Small Book – Great Man

The social campaign "Small Book – Great Man" reminds us of the benefits of reading together in a family from the first months of a child's life. It was devised in connection with a nationwide campaign, as part of which young parents will receive unique Reading Layettes in maternity wards.

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CZYTAJ PL

CZYTAJ PL

The largest readership promotion campaign in Poland, and probably in the world. In this year's edition, in 500 cities and towns, there could be found free e-book rentals, available for everyone. They were available at bus stops, libraries, and cultural institutions. The Book Institute is a strategic partner of the campaign.

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Partners

Supervising institution

Other partners

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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