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“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.

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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 

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@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 

"For every single written page, there is always one thousand pages that should be read." Watch our interview with Olga Tokarczuk where we talk about the road to becoming a Nobel Prize-awarded author, her love of fairytales and the process of writing:

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.

Jennifer Croft is best known as the translator of Nobel Prize-winning Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk. Now, in her new memoir, Homesick, Croft tells her own story. Through vignettes and evocative photographs, it charts her unconventional upbringing.

“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.'

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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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Olga Tokarczuk's Nobel speech will not be broadcast on Polish state television because she might say something that will irritate the nationalist-populist government

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

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.”

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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.

"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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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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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.

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