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Olga Tokarczuk

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Olga Tokarczuk is one of the most acclaimed contemporary writers in Poland. She is the author of several novels, short-story collections, and essays. In 2018 she was awarded—along with her translator, Jennifer Croft—the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Flights (Bieguni), which also won Poland’s highest literary honor, the Nike, in 2008. In 2015 she received the prestigious Brueckepreis (Bridge Prize), as well as the Nike Readers’ Prize for The Books of Jacob (Księgi Jakubowe). The English-language edition of House of Day, House of Night (Granta, 2002; Northwestern University Press, 2003) was shortlisted for the IMPAC Literary Award. Her most recent book is Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and published by Fitzcarraldo Editions. The Books of Jacob (tr. by Jennifer Croft) is forthcoming with Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2021.

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