In the Norwegian Tent, in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, you can buy Norwegian books in Polish translation from the independent booksellers Moda na Czytanie. They offer books from the authors on the program and other highlights from other authors from Norway.
The Guest of Honour project is organized by NORLA in close cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw.
As the Guest of Honour project’s organizers inform, Poland has become an important market for Norwegian literature and there is a large interest ranging from crime and Nordic noir to children’s books and cartoons.
”I am thrilled that Norway will be the Guest of Honour at this year’s Book Fair in Warsaw. Great literature can move us, provoke us and make us see all that we have in common, something we need more than ever as we try to leave the pandemic behind. Norway’s presence at the fair will make Norwegian literature even more accessible to a Polish audience, for the benefit of both authors and readers” says Anniken Huitfeldt, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“We are very excited to be the Guest of Honour of the Book Fair in Warsaw. This is a big opportunity to once again present authors and books from Norway to an international market, this time to Polish readers. During the last five years, Polish has been among the top 10 languages of NORLA’s translation grants. Many authors from Norway are already available in Polish translation, so the literary program will show all aspects of contemporary Norwegian literature”, says Margit Walsø, director of NORLA.
“There are countless reasons why we should read. Books expand horizons and introduce us to new places, cultures and traditions. Books fill gaps and build bridges. I hope that the participation of Norway as the guest of honour at this year’s Book Fair in Warsaw will give Poles an opportunity to deepen their knowledge about contemporary Norwegian authors and their literature, and also a tool to understand even better our particular culture, values and approach to life” – says Anders H. Eide, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Poland.
“Norwegian literature playing the central role at the Book Fair in Warsaw is great news for many readers, because in Poland it is highly appreciated and extremely popular thanks to excellent authors, translators and publishers. It is also about appreciating the Polish publishing market and the Warsaw Fair as the most important event in this industry in Poland.” says Jacek Oryl, director of the Book Fair in Warsaw.
The admission to Book Fair in Warsaw will be free for all visitors, and some of the events will be available via social media.