Our Polish author Wioletta Greg longlisted for the International Booker Prize!


Poland was the guest of honour during 2017 London Bookfair

About Violetta Greg:

Wioletta Greg (Wioletta Grzegorzewska) is writer, editor and translator. Born in southern Poland, she moved to the UK in 2006. She currently resides in the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Wioletta has published several volumes of poetry in Poland, Canada and the UK, including Wyobraźnia kontrolowana (Controlled Imagination, 1998), Parantele (Kinships, 2003), Orinoko (2008), Inne obroty (Alternate Turns, 2010), the bilingual Pamięć Smieny/Smena’s Memory (2011), Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance (2014), the collection of short prose forms: Notatnik z wyspy (Notes from an Island, 2011) and a debut novella, Guguly (Unripened Fruit, 2014), in which she revisits the experience of growing up in Communist Poland.

Wioletta’s Prizes:

2015 Novella Guguły shortlisted for Gdynia Literary Prize

+ Novella Guguły shortlisted for one of the most prestigious awards for Polish literature +  The Nike Literary Award (Nagroda Literacka Nike)

2015 Finite Formulae and Theories of Chance shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in Canada

2015 „Złota Sowa Polonii” in Vienna

2008 Tyska Zima Poetycka Prize in Poland

2007 Competition “Polish Books” in London


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