Panel on 'Ways to effectively promote the works of domestic writers abroad' next Tuesday

The Goethe-Institut in Warsaw, the Polish Chamber of Books, and Frankfurter Buchmesse are organising the seventh panel in a series of Polish-German online industry meetings, where experts from both countries discuss current issues intriguing those involved in the book market. The meeting will be attended by Agnieszka Urbanowska, specialist for the promotion of Polish literature abroad at the Book Institute. It will take place online which allows questions to be put to the panel.

Since 1971, the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to writers of seventeen languages around the world. English-speaking authors are the most widely represented, followed by German and Spanish-speaking authors by a considerable margin. How can we ensure that the most valuable books from all corners of the world reach readers in other countries? So that we can familiarise ourselves with the richness of the lives of others as reflected in the works of their writers. Experienced experts from three countries will discuss successes and problems in this topic.

The meeting "Ways to effectively promote domestic writers' works abroad - examples from Germany, Norway and Poland. Which measures by publishers are effective? What support can the state give?" will be held on Tuesday 22.06.2021 at 15:00-16:30 in Polish and German, with simultaneous interpretation.

Registration of participants on the ZOOM platform:

The event can be watched live:


  • Friederike Barakat, Foreign Rights Director at Hanser Publishing
  • Jadwiga Jędryas, co-founder of the publishing house Dwie Siostry, literary translator
  • Ellen Trautmann Olerud, International Markets Consultant at NORLA
  • Agnieszka Urbanowska, specialist for the promotion of Polish literature abroad, the Book Institute

The meeting will be hosted by Sonia Draga, president of the Polish Chamber of Books as well as Sonia Draga and Debit publishing houses.