11 January 2013 Gazeta Wyborcza sums up the last year in literature
‘Last year’s edition of the International Joseph Conrad Literature Festival was undoubtedly the most successful one in its history,’ writes Małgorzata I. Niemczyńska, who sums up the last year in literature in today’s issue of Gazeta Wyborcza.
‘A multitude of small and large literary meetings took place throughout the entire year in Krakow. They included cosy meetings with authors, the second night of Poetry, the increasingly more popular Second Life of a Book campaign, Free Reading Zone campaigns and one huge event. The last edition of the International Joseph Conrad Literature Festival was undoubtedly the most successful one in its history, which was mainly due to the presence of Orhan Pamuk. “The Noble Prize is a really fine event, which I recommend to everybody,” said the Turkish winner of the Noble Prize. In spite of his reputation of a cool intellectualist and a difficult personality, Pamuk turned out to be a friendly and outgoing person during his visit to the Wawel Hill. The guests of the festival also included: Peter Esterhazy and Alain Mabanckou. At the same time, the traditionally organised Book Fair once again turned out to be a success, attracting considerably more than 30,000 readers. At that time, Krakow was also visited by representatives of UNESCO Cities and Regions of Literature – the title which Krakow has been trying to obtain for three years,’ writes the author.
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