Polish-Czech Literary Autumn

This year's International Book Fair and Svět Knihy Literary Festival in Prague scheduled for May had to be cancelled, but Czech readers were not completely deprived of the opportunity to meet Polish writers whose books have recently been translated into Czech.

In the near future, the Polish Institute in Prague, in cooperation with the Book Institute and the Czech Centre for Literature, will organise a series of Polish-Czech literary meetings. They will take place as part of the Svět Knihy festival in Plzeň and Tabook festival in Tabor and in Prague - at the Václav Havel Library, at the DOX Contemporary Art Centre, and at 3Kino Centrála. There will also be an exhibition and workshops for the youngest readers, and, on October 7th, a Literature Night will take place.

Among the invited writers are Marta Dzido (she will be staying in the Czech Republic on a literary residency funded by the Book Institute), Magdalena Jeleńska, Tomasz Grzywaczewski, Aleksander Kaczorowski, and Mariusz Szczygieł. There will also be a presentation of translations of the novels by Wiesław Myśliwski and Jakub Żulczyk.

A detailed programme can be found at the following link: