Olga Tokarczuk

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International Booker prize shortlist delivers ‘awe and exhilaration’
The final contenders for the £50,000 prize for translated fiction – five out of six by women – could see Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk win a second time

Lucy Knight

07, Apr, 2022 @10:30 AM

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International Booker prize announces longlist ‘tracing ring around the world’
The 13 books in contention for the £50,000 prize include Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree, the first book translated from Hindi to be nominated

Lucy Knight

10, Mar, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Writers stand united in a call for peace | Letter
Letter: Signatories from PEN International call for an end to the violence unleashed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Letters

27, Feb, 2022 @5:25 PM

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The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk review – a messiah’s story
The Nobel laureate’s visionary epic about 18th-century religious leader Jacob Frank takes on the biggest philosophical themes

Marcel Theroux

10, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Stories to save the world: the new wave of climate fiction
Now more than ever, novelists are facing up to the unthinkable: the climate crisis. Claire Armitstead talks to Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh and more about the new cli-fi

Claire Armitstead

26, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How to slow down in a fast-moving world | Brief letters
Brief letters: Olga Tokarczuk | Flags | Music festivals | Alan Turing | Art

Letters

29, Mar, 2021 @4:17 PM

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The Guardian view on the writing business: readers must ultimately benefit | Editorial
Editorial: People want stories and that means cultivating a publishing ecosystem where big and small can flourish

Editorial

28, Mar, 2021 @5:25 PM

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A picture book can paint a thousand words | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a Guardian editorial on the power of picture books to fire adult imaginations as much as children’s

Letters

26, Mar, 2021 @4:31 PM

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The Guardian view on the picture book: not just for children
Editorial: When a Nobel-prizewinning novelist turns to illustrated fiction, it’s time to question assumptions

Editorial

19, Mar, 2021 @6:33 PM

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A Nobel winner turns to picture books: 'It is a powerful way of telling a story'
The Lost Soul, by Olga Tokarczuk and illustrator Joanna Concejo, is a quiet meditation on happiness, following a busy man who loses his soul

Claire Armitstead

11, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Olga Tokarczuk's 'magnum opus' finally gets English release – after seven years of translation
The Books of Jacob, praised by the Nobel prize judges and winner of Poland’s prestigious Nike award, will be published in the UK in November

Alison Flood

26, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Writers, actors and directors call for end to homophobia in Poland in open letter
More than 70 signatories including Poland’s Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk, Margaret Atwood and Mike Leigh accuse Duda’s government of using LGBTQ+ people as ‘a scapegoat’

Sian Cain

18, Aug, 2020 @12:49 PM

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