18 February 2009 Per Olov Enquist as special guest of the second day of the festival

A Swedish writer, the winner of almost 16 literary awards, Per Olov Enquist will be the special guest of the second day of the Joseph Conrad International Literature Festival, organized by the Municipality of Krakow, Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation and the Krakow Festival Office from 3rd to 7th November 2009.

In January the organizers presented the first day of the festival whose special guests will be Pascal Quignard and Jordi Savall. The events of the next festival day, 4th November, will take place under the motto A Life Tailor-Made for Literature. Apart from Enquist, who has received the August Award twice (the most important Swedish literary prize), we will also host Agneta Pleijel, the author of, among others, the novel published in Poland as Lord Nevermore (its heroes are Stanisław I. Witkiewicz and Bronisław Malinowski) and Maciej Zaręmba. Pleijel will lead the meeting with Enquist, whereas Zaręmba – a renowned Swedish journalist and master of reportage– will invite the most important Polish authors of factual literature for discussion.
On this day it is also planned to hold a debate devoted to Polish literature – Stefan Chwin, Zbigniew Kruszyński, Henryk Waniek and Olga Tokarczuk (Chairman Andrzej Franaszek) will discuss Back Country of Imagination, Backwater of Intellect; a meeting with the author of Antygone in New York (Antygona w Nowym Jorku), Janusz Głowacki will also take place.
The accompanying events will include, among others, screenings of two films adapted from Enquist novels: The Magnetist’s Fifth Winter directed by Morten Henriksen and the Golden Palm- and Oscar-winning Pele the Conqueror directed by Bille August.