Based in Kraków, this programme provides study visits for translators of Polish literature and is run jointly with the Jagiellonian University. During their residency, the translators are provided with suitable conditions for their work and assistance with their translations. They also conduct some classes for students at the Jagiellonian Univeristy. Eight candidates are accepted each year.
The prize awarded by the Book Institute to outstanding ambassadors of Polish literature abroad. Its aim is to promote Polish literature on the world market and to provide a focal point for translators of Polish literature and its promoters (publishers, literary critics, scholars and organisers of cultural events). The prize is awarded annually and is worth € 10,000. The winners since 2005 have been Henryk Bereska, Anders Bodegård, Albrecht Lempp, Ksenia Starosielska, Biserka Rajčić, Pietro Marchesani, Vlasta Dvořáčková, Yi Lijun, Karol Lesman, Bill Johnston and Laurence Dyèvre.
FOUND IN TRANSLATION AWARD
The award given annually to the translator or translators of the best translation of a work of Polish literature into English that was published as a book in the preceding calendar year. The award includes a certificate, a three-month residency in Kraków with a study residency of 2,000 PLN a month, and plane tickets to and from Kraków – funded by the Polish Book Institute – as well as a monetary prize funded in equal parts by the Polish Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute London, the Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Polish Institute New Delhi.
PUBLISHING PROGRAMME "NEW BOOKS FROM POLAND"
The Book Institute publishes a catalogue „New Books from Poland” in four languages: English, German, French and Russian. The catalogues, which come each spring and fall, present the most interesting books of the last six months. More at Our Catalogues.
SEMINARS FOR PUBLISHERS
The seminars are a new element of the information programme adressed to the foreign publishers. The aim of the seminars is to encourage the publishers to publish Polish books abroad.