This year’s edition of the Conrad Festival is named after Joseph Conrad’s volume titled Tales of Unrest. It has been translated into Polish as Opowieści niepokojące, but the title seems not quite satisfactory. It should rather be something like doniesienia z krainy niepokoju (reports from the land of unrest).
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Here are the guests of the Conrad Festival 2017
an American writer, the author of numerous bestselling novels
a Swedish prose writer, poet and translator
an American writer, journalist, historian and lecturer
an American writer, essayist and poet
The Conrad Award, a literary prize considered to be the most important distinction for debuting prose writers, will be given for the third time. From the submissions of first books published in 2016, the jury will name five nominees, after which our readers will have the opportunity to decide the winner by participating in an on-line plebiscite. The name of the winner will be revealed in October during the final gala of this year’s Conrad Festival.
All lovers of literature are invited to the meetings, held at the Czeczotka House
- the centre of this year’s Conrad Festival.