5 January 2011 Conrad Festival among literary events of the year in Krakow

The second edition of the International Joseph Conrad Literature Festival was recognised as one of the most important literary events of the last year in Krakow. The list of these events was published in today’s Krakow issue of Gazeta Wyborcza.

“The 2nd International Joseph Conrad Literature Festival was undoubtedly a significant literary event”, writes Małgorzata I. Niemczyńska. “The biggest crowds were attracted by an evening meeting with Herta Müller, a German Noble prize-winner of Romanian descent (combined with a presentation of Das Haar, a painting by Anselm Kiefer), but other meetings aroused interest, too – for instance, a meeting with Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian author of graphic novels. The performance of the Art of Dialogue foundation based on Our Class – a play by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, which received the Nike award – was also a popular (although slightly clumsy) event. Already a few weeks earlier, the festival was harbingered by a successful event with the participation of Amos Oz, one of the best-known Israeli writers”.