A multi-award-winning novelist whose works straddle genre, period and style, Olga Tokarczuk is one of the most widely translated and read contemporary Polish writers. Initially trained in psychology at the University of Warsaw, she has published nine novels, as well as poetry, short stories and non-fiction. Celebrated for its nuance and depth, her work explores themes of memory, time, belonging and rootedness, often drawing from reworked myth and folklore.
Tokarczuk rocketed into the consciousness of the English-speaking world in 2018, when her 2007 novel Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft, won the International Booker Prize. The following year, her novel Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, garnered her further worldwide acclaim, securing a place on the 2019 International Booker Prize shortlist. In 2019, Tokarczuk was awarded the postponed 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature for her ‘narrative imagination that with encyclopaedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life’.
Books by Olga Tokarczuk
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