Andrzej Stasiuk: Taksim (PL)

Literature

Night of Literature 2012

Saturday 9 June, 7:00 pm — Saturday 9 June 2012, 11:00 pm

Retrock

1061 Budapest, Anker köz 2-4.

photo by Kamil Gubała

 

READINGS: 19:00 // 19:30 // 20:00 // 20:30 // 21:00 // 21:30 // 22:00 // 22:30 (in Hungarian)

 

Andrzej Stasiuk: Taksim, Magvető Budapest, translated by Gábor Körner

Andrzej Stasiuk: Taksim. Novel, Czarne 2009

Andrzej Stasiuk is one of the most successful and internationally acclaimed contemporary Polish writers. Born in 1960 in Warsaw, he is a writer, poet, essayist and literary critic. Winner of many prizes (including the 1994 Foundation of Culture Prize and the 1995 Koscielski Foundation Prize); also nominated several times for the Nike Prize. In youth, practiced many professions, was engaged in pacifist movement, deserted the army, and spent a year and a half in prison. After this, wrote for underground newspapers. In late 1980s, moved from Warsaw to a little village in the mountains, where he presently lives. Publishes books at Czarne Publishers, a publishing house he has run together with his wife Monika Sznajderman since 1996.

Andrzej Stasiuk wrote over 10 works of fiction, several theatre plays, as well as collections of essays. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes in Poland and abroad, including such awards as the NIKE Literary Prize. His works have been translated into more than 20 languages.