A year ago, Poland was to be the guest of honour at the International Book Fair and the Svět knihy (“Book World”) Literary Festival in Prague. The plans were thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic. After more than a year, the fair and festival are returning to the calendar of literary meetings. The Book Institute together with the Polish Institute in Prague has prepared a programme and a national stand where it will be possible to meet writers, have a discussion, read, and buy books.
In the Czech Republic, a translation of Martyna Bunda’s novel Kot niebieski (“Blue Cat”) has been published. The book was translated by Barbora Kolouchova. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.
In Lithuania, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz’s Nienasycenie (”Insatiability”) has been recently published. The publication of the book translated by Irena Aleksaite was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.