“When I write, I have to feel everything inside myself. I have to let all the living beings and objects that appear in the book go through me, everything that is human and beyond human, everything that is living and not endowed with life.” - olga tokarczuk'>Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk.
Olga Tokarczuk’s novel “Flights” won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for best work of fiction translated into English, and it was NEA Lit Fellow Jennifer Croft who translated it. Hear our podcast interview with her. #NationalTranslationMonth
@jenniferlcroft And read work from Croft on the Daily, including her essay “A Farewell to Summer” and her piece “The Nobel Prize Was Made for Olga Tokarczuk”:
"I think the most fun and mysterious thing is creating characters." Watch author Olga Tokarczuk speak about her process of creating characters and the special relationship that creates between them. #WorldBookDay
"Quietness. I mean you have to think. That's hard work!" A moment of quietness and silence might be just what is needed to spark our creativity. Watch #NobelPrize laureates John Goodenough and Olga Tokarczuk talk about the value of silence. #NobelPrize
The virus has reminded us of the thing we have been denying so passionately: that we are delicate creatures, composed of the most fragile material, Olga Tokarczuk writes. That we die—that we are mortal.
“Images from my childhood keep coming back to me,” Olga Tokarczuk writes. “There was so much more time then, and it was possible to ‘waste’ it and ‘kill’ it, spending hours just staring out the window.”
#FriezeRecommends - Lucy Ives recommends Olga Tokarczuk’s House of Day, House of Night. 'It contains an incredible description of the life of a saint, among other oddities and miracles, and drifts you into an otherworldly recognition of the normalcy of the enormities of history.'
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
Congratulations to 2018 olga tokarczuk'>Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk! Watch the very moment she receives her #NobelPrize medal and diploma at the award ceremony today.
"... all the female creators who boldly exceeded the limiting roles society imposed on them, and had the courage to tell their story to the world loud and clear. I can feel them standing behind me. We really have won the Nobel!” Olga Tokarczuk's speech:
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.”
"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
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.