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Literature Laureate OlgaTokarczuk's parents were teachers and her father worked as a school librarian. In the library she read everything she could get hold of and here she developed her literary appetite. This week Tokarczuk was awarded the 2018 #NobelPrize  in Literature.

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Interview | 'I Don't Urge Everyone to Read Olga Tokarczuk,' Says Polish Nobel Laureate via @thewire_in 

“She’s the one the prize was made for.” @jenniferlcroft  on Olga Tokarczuk, one of two newly minted Nobel Prize in Literature laureates:

But the opposition receives an unexpected last-minute boost when author Olga Tokarczuk, a known government critic who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, urged Poles to choose wisely 'between democracy and authoritarianism.'

The Swedish Academy had postponed the award last year after a scandal. The winners are Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke.

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Olga Tokarczuk. (via @mail_today )

Olga Tokarczuk's books portray a polychromatic world perpetually in motion, while Peter Handke's works are filled with a strong desire to discover and to make his discoveries come to life by finding new literary expressions for them.

The prize actually went to Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke.

The Swedish Academy had postponed the award last year after a scandal. The winners are Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke.

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"That’s why translators are so important. They are like fragile links between languages, reminding us that literature is one." Today, the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 has been awarded to Olga Tokarczuk. #NobelPrize 

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The magnum opus of Olga Tokarczuk'>Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk so far is the impressive historical novel ‘Księgi Jakubowe’ 2014 (‘The Books of Jacob’). She has in this work showed the supreme capacity of the novel to represent a case almost beyond human understanding. #NobelPrize 

Olga Tokarczuk, awarded the 2018 #NobelPrize  in Literature, never views reality as something stable or everlasting. She constructs her novels in a tension between cultural opposites; nature versus culture, reason versus madness, male versus female, home versus alienation.

The #NobelPrize  in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”

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BREAKING NEWS: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke. #NobelPrize 

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Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019 given to Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke

Thank goodness Olga Tokarczuk won the Nobel for Literature, but what a shame she was announced alongside Peter Handke. His support of Slobodan Milosevic, even speaking at the funeral of the Butcher of the Balkans, severely skews his moral compass.

The novelist Olga Tokarczuk was just awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her narrative of history embraces fragmentation, diversity, and intermingling, disrupting a long-standing mythology of Poland as a homogeneous nation.

"It's a great place for a writer. Nothing is obvious in Poland, you have to narrate everything afresh.” Watch this interview with new Olga Tokarczuk'>Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk where she reflects on her homeland, Poland. #NobelPrize 

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