8 September 2011 Andrzej Stasiuk receives an award

Andrzej Stasiuk – a writer and regular guest at the Conrad Festival – has received the City of Krakow New Culture of New Europe Award in memory of Stanisław Vincenz. It was presented to him officially during the ongoing Economic Forum in Krynica. Stasiuk was recognised for his “outstanding accomplishments in rediscovering the history of Central and Eastern Europe and popularising its unique cultural heritage.”

The award has been granted for a few years now. Laureates so far include Tomas Venclova, Emil Brix and Agnieszka Holland.