24 September 2012 The Pole Position of Polish literature

Pole Position is a series of seventeen carefully planned literary events scheduled to visit ten selected cities throughout Great Britain in the next two months. This year's edition of the festival features discussions and meetings with six Polish authors: A. M. Bakalar, Jacek Dehnel, Artur Domosławski, Paweł Huelle, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Grażyna Plebanek, and Magdalena Tulli. Let us recall that Magdalena Tulli and Jacek Dehnel will visit Krakow during this year's 4th edition of the festival, which will begin on the 22nd of October and last for a week (until the 28th of October).

Magdalena Tulli, one of the most enigmatic figures of Polish literature, will introduce English readers to W Czerwieni. The English translation of the novel came out in the autumn of 2011. (In Red, trans. Bill Johnston, Archipelago Books)

7 November, Sefton, Merseyside

Jacek Dehnel is set to promote his novel, Saturn, in which he depicts a difficult relationship between an overbearing father-genius and his delicate, overwhelmed, and despondent son. The British premiere of the book is scheduled for January 2013. (Saturn, trans. Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Dedalus Books)

5 November, London

Events in the framework of Pole Position are to be held from the 19th of September to the 7th of November 2012 in 10 cities throughout Great Britain (London, Oxford, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sefton, Merseyside, Folkestone, Ilkley). The broad spectrum of topics and literary personages will hopefully enable a comprehensive presentation of Polish contemporary literature: from politically engaged reportage, through intelligent erotic literature, all the way up to the mystical novel. (Source: Instytut Książki.pl)

For the full programme of the Polish presentations in the framework of Pole Position, go to: www.polishculture.org.uk