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  • 28 September 2018

    Some of the Polish best writers are coming to Toronto for International Festival of Authors. On October 24th we'll celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence with three of the country’s top authors: Dorota Masłowska, Jakub Małecki, Jakub Żulczyk.

    Join us for the pannel discussion moderated by Polish-Canadian award-winning and internationally bestselling author Ewa Stachniak on October 24th and for the EUNIC Reading & Reception on October 21st, 2018 at 7 p.m.

     

    EUNIC Reading & Reception with writers from EU countries including  Dorota Masłowska and Jakub Małecki

    Sunday, October 21, 2018  - 7:00 PM

    Reading: 39th Festival Edition

    Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre

    235 Queens Quay West

    Toronto M5J 2G8

    This evening, in conjunction with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), spotlights writers from EU countries reading short excerpts of their work in their own languages.

     

    Celebrating Poland: With Jakub Małecki, Dorota Masłowska & Jakub Żulczyk

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018  - 6:00 PM

    Book Signing, Interview, Panel Discussion, Q & A: 39th Festival Edition

    Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre

    235 Queens Quay West

    Toronto M5J 2G8

     

     

    Dorota Masłowska is a Polish writer and playwright. She was 19 when her first best-seller novel Wojna polsko-ruska pod flaga bialo czerwona (Snow White and Russian Red) was published. Highly controversial and translated into more than 20 languages, it won her critical acclaim and the Paszport Polityki Prize. Her second novel (Paw Krolowej, 2005) won the Nike Literary Award. Her first drama (A couple of poor, Polish speaking Romanians, 2006) was staged in Australia, the US, the UK, Germany  and Sachalin. Her second, (No matter how hard we try, 2008), earned the Ministry of Culture Prize. She lives in Warsaw. This author is supported by the Polish Book Institute and the Consulate General of Poland in Toronto.

     

     

    Jakub Małecki is a Polish writer and translator. He has published short stories and the following novels: Błędy (Red Horse, 2008), Przemytnik cudu (Red Horse, 2008), Zaksięgowani (Powergraph, 2009), Dżozef (W.A.B., 2011), Wodbiciu (Powergraph, 2011), Odwrotniak (W.A.P., 2013), Dygot (Wydawnictwo SQN, 2015), Ślady (Wydawnictwo SQN, 2016) and Rdza (Wydawnictwo SQN, 2017). Małecki has been nominated for a number of literary prizes, including the Janusz A. Zajdel Award, the Angelus Prize and the Nike Literary Prize 2017. He lives in Warsaw. This author is supported by the Poland Book Institute and the Consulate General of Poland in Toronto.

     

     

    Jakub Żulczyk is a writer, columnist and screenwriter from Poland’s Mazurian Lake District who now lives and works in Warsaw. He was the recipient of the Villa Dedecius scholarship and went on to win the international Young Euro Contest for essayists. His novels include Harm Me in Some Way, Radio Armageddon, The Institute and Blinded by the Lights, which has been made into a TV series by HBO Europe. Żulczyk has also written for weekly and monthly magazines, and is the creator and screenwriter of the TV series The Teach and The Teach 2 on Canal+ Poland. This author is supported by the Polish Book Institute and the Consulate General of Poland in Toronto.

     

     

    Eva Stachniak is an internationally bestselling author of historical fiction. Necessary Lies won Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2000. The Winter Palace was a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and made The Washington Post’s most notable fiction list in 2012. She holds a PhD in literature from McGill University. Born and raised in Poland, she moved to Canada in 1981, and lives in Toronto. Her latest novel, The Chosen Maiden, inspired by the art and voice of Bronislava Nijinska, Vaslav Nijinsky’s brilliant sister, was published in Canada, US, Germany, Poland, and Italy.

     

     

    The Toronto International Festival of Authors is Canada’s oldest and largest festival of words and ideas. Since 1974, it has hosted over 9,000 authors from more than 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners. Mandated to cultivate and advance the art of literature, the Festival connects curious readers of every kind with leading international authors, while providing a forum to showcase Canadian talent to the world.

     

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