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.
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.
"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
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
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.”
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
"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