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

15.01.2021

The Translation of Marcin Świetlicki's poems nominated for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

The nominations for the PEN America Awards have been announced. In the "Poetry in Translation" category, among ten nominated entries, a selection of poems by Marcin Świetlicki entitled Night Truck Driver, translated by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese, can be found.

15.01.2021

Krzysztof Siwczyk in English for the first time

A translation of Krzysztof Siwczyk's one-act poem, Mechanizm obronny (“Defence Mechanism”), was published in the United States. The work was translated by Piotr Florczyk, a winner of the Found in Translation Award, and published by the newly established Textshop Editions publishing house. This is the poet's first book publication in English.

15.01.2021

Adaptation of Marcin Szczygielski's novel at the Montreal International Children's Film Festival

Czarny Młyn ("Black Mill") directed by Mariusz Palej will be screened at the Montreal International Children's Film Festival. The film's premiere in Poland is planned for April 2021, the Polish Film Institute (PISF) announced.

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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