Why read Olga Tokarczuk, Winner of 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature? Find out in this fourth episode of my series on the Nobel Prize for Literature. It discusses the life of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature Laureate, the novelist Olga Tokarczuk. I give you 10 reasons to read one of the most celebrated Nobel winners of recent years. I give a guide to her works: The Books of Jacob (the best historical fiction of this century), Flights and Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead. And you will hear Tokarczuk speak in her own voice about the issues of importance to this Polish woman writer.
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In the bonus episode, you will receive more insights to help you enjoy this masterpiece of historical fiction. You will learn about the affinity between the Burning Archive and Tokarczuk’s Nobel Lecture, “The Tender Narrator”.
And you will hear a rare English translation of a poem by the “Polish Sappho”, Elzbieta Druzbacka, the 18th century Polish poet and advocate of female emancipation who is one of many real-life characters in The Books of Jacob.
Tokarczuk’s novels translated into English by Jennifer Croft include The Books of Jacob (the best historical fiction of this century), Flights and Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead. Available widely including in public libraries.
I also recommend checking out these interviews and profiles of Olga Tokarczuk available on YouTube:
Olga Tokarczuk & Julia Fiedorczuk | Księgi Jakubowe/The Books of Jacob, Dom Literatury YouTube Channel
Olga Tokarczuk Kampa Verlag YouTube ChannelEnglish language interview in a German documentary
Olga Tokarczuk: Nobel Prize banquet speech Nobel Prize YouTube Channel
Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Prize in Literature 2018: Official interview Nobel Prize YouTube Channel
Thank you Olga Tokarcuk for your wonderful stories and your tender narration.