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Olga Tokarczuk

Poland (b.1962)

Olga Tokarczuk was born in 1962 in Sulechów near Zielona Góra, Poland. A recipient of all of Poland's top literary awards, she is one of the most critically acclaimed authors of her generation. After finishing her psychology degree at the University of Warsaw, she initially practiced as a therapist and often cites C.G. Jung as an inspiration for her work, in which mythmaking has become a hallmark.

Awards: Nobel (2018), Booker (2018)  see all

Genres: Children's Fiction, Literary Fiction
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August 2024

Mr. Distinctive
September 2024

The Empusium
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Olga Tokarczuk recommends
The Extinction of Irena Rey (2024)
Jennifer Croft
"Croft writes with an extraordinary intensity."
Time Shelter (2022)
Georgi Gospodinov
"The most exquisite kind of literature... I've put it on a special shelf in my library that I reserve for books that can never be fully exhausted - books that demand to be revisited every now and then."
I'd Like to Say Sorry, But There's No One to Say Sorry to (2022)
Mikolaj Grynberg
"These small, searing prose pieces are moving and unsettling at the same time. If the diagnosis they present is right, then we have a great problem in Poland."

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Books containing stories by Olga Tokarczuk
The Best Short Stories 2022 (2022)
(O. Henry Prize Stories)
edited by
Valeria Luiselli
Best European Fiction 2011 (2010)
(Best European Fiction)
edited by
Aleksandar Hemon

2018 Nobel Prize in Literature
2018 International Booker Prize : Flights

Award nominations
2022 International Booker Prize (nominee) : The Books of Jacob
2020 Dublin Literary Award (nominee) : Flights / Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
2019 International Booker Prize (nominee) : Drive your Plough over the Bones of the Dead
2004 Dublin Literary Award (nominee) : House of Day, House of Night

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