The Book Institute has supported 28 translations of Andrzej Sapkowski’s works
12.24.2019

Last Friday, the premiere of the series “The Witcher” on Netflix took place. Since the very beginning of the ©Poland Translation Programme, the Book Institute has supported the translation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, co-financing the publication of 28 of his books, including 25 belonging to the Witcher series.

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With the support of the Book Institute, the following titles have been published so far:

  • Miecz przeznaczenia (”Sword of Destiny”) translated into Spanish (2003, translated by Jose Maria Faraldo), French (2009, translated by Alexandre Dayet), Finnish (2011, translated by Tapani Kärkkäinen), Greek (2017, translated by Dimitrios Chouliarakis), and Danish (2017, translated by Rune Brandt Hansen);
  • Krew elfów (”Blood of Elves”) translated into Lithuanian (2006, translated by Vidas Morkunas), German (2008, translated by Erik Simon), French (2008, translated by Lidia Waleryszak), Serbian (2012, translated by Borislav Pantić), and Danish (2019, translated by Rune Brandt Larsen);
  • Czas pogardy (”Time of Contempt”) translated into Lithuanian (2006, translated by Vidas Morkunas), German (2009, translated by Erik Simon), Serbian (2012, translated by Milica Markić), Korean (2018, translated by Jiwone Lee), and Portuguese (2018, translated by Tomasz Barcinski);
  • Chrzest ognia (”Baptism of Fire”) translated into Lithuanian (2006, translated by Vidas Morkunas), and Korean (2019, translated by Jiwone Lee);
  • Ostatnie życzenie (“The Last Wish”) translated into English (2008, translated by Danuta Stok), Swedish (2010, translated by Tomas Håkanson), Finnish (2010, translated by Tapani Kärkkäinen), Portuguese (2011, translated by Tomasz Barcinski), Greek (2013, translated by Dimitrios Chouliarakis), and Romanian (2015, translated by Mihaela Fiscutean)
  • Wieża jaskółki (”The Tower of the Swallow”) and Pani jeziora (“Lady of the Lake”) translated into Portuguese (2017, translated by Olga Baginska-Shinzato)

In the near future, Portuguese editions of Sezon burz (“Season of Storms”) and Lady of the Lake are also planned.

The premiere season of “The Witcher” will consist of eight episodes. The executive producers are, among others, Tomasz Bagiński and Jarosław Sawko. Andrzej Sapkowski was a production consultant.

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