The Festival is pleased to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence with a gathering of three of the country’s top authors. This is a panel discussion followed by a reception.
This event is moderated by Eva Stachniak.
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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.
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.
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.
Tamara Trojanowska is an Associate Professor at UofT where she currently serves as Director for the Center for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. She has also directed the Polish Language and Literature Program, strengthening its profile and presence in North America. Her current research focuses on the intersections of drama and theatre with history and religious thought, and probes the issues of identity and transgression. Her latest publication, Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918, co-edited with Joanna Niżyńska and Przemysław Czapliński, has just been published by UofT Press.
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.