Olga Tokarczuk - Nobel Prize Winner

To those familiar with Olga Tokarczuk’s work, it was not so much a matter of whether she would win the Nobel Prize, but when. For many years she has been Poland’s leading contemporary novelist, and her nine novels and three short-story collections have been translated worldwide. The English-speaking world was late to the party; despite the publication of House of Day, House of Night (inspired by the remote borderlands of Poland and the Czech Republic where Tokarczuk lives) in 2002, and of Primeval and Other Times (the mythical story of a village at the centre of Europe) in 2010, it took until 2018 for a major breakthrough to come, when Flights (loosely about life on the move, to faraway places and deep inside ourselves, translated by Jennifer Croft) won the Man Booker International award. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (a crime novel about an unlikely eco-warrior) quickly followed, and now, with the Nobel Prize, Tokarczuk’s rightful status as a world-class writer is confirmed. In 2021 Croft’s translation of the historical epic, The Books of Jacob, will be published.Tokarczuk is a versatile and thought-provoking author. As a psychologist by training, she is curious about people and particularly good at exploring the human mind; while telling us entertaining stories, she also confronts us with philosophical questions and prompts us to look at life from unusual angles. Her writing has a metaphysical quality, and a gently unsettling way of taking us beyond time... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

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