Books about Poland and Germany

The Nobel Prize for Literature 2018 goes to Olga Tokarczuk

– After the suspension of the ceremony last year, two prizes were awarded this year, the Nobel Prize for Literature 2018 to Olga Tokarczuk, and the 2019 Prize to Peter Handke. The Polish author was subsequently awarded “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life”, please refer: nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2018/summary.

Tokarczuk’s best-known work is Księgi jakubowe (The Books of Jacob) of 2014. It had provoked fierce debates in Poland. Most recently, in 1996, the poet Wislawa Szymborska was awarded a prize for a Polish author.

Further information about the writer can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga Tokarczuk

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