Translating the richness of Polish literature

Antonia Lloyd-Jones's whirlwind tour of modern Polish literature

Photo by Susan Bernofsky

Wednesday 17 October, 7.15pm
Wandsworth Town Library
11 Garratt Ln
London SW18 4AQ

FREE – booking essential: 020 8877 1742


Come and meet the acclaimed translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones, who will introduce you to a selection of Polish writers and read short extracts from their recent work published in English translation.

If you like racy thrillers, lyrical fiction, gripping true life stories, historical crime novels, moving poetry or amusing tales for children there will be something for you. Here's your chance to find out more about what your Polish friends are reading and to discover their amazingly diverse modern literature.


Antonia Lloyd-Jones is the 2018 winner of the Transatlantyk Award for the most outstanding promoter of Polish literature abroad. She has translated works by many of Poland’s leading contemporary novelists, including Olga Tokarczuk and Jacek Dehnel, and authors of reportage including Witold Szabłowski and Wojciech Jagielski. She also translates crime fiction by Zygmunt Miłoszewski, poetry by Tadeusz Dąbrowski, essays, and books for children (including rhymes by Julian Tuwim and fiction by Janusz Korczak). She is a mentor for the Emerging Translators’ Mentorship Programme, and former co-chair of the UK Translators Association.


The event is a part of Diversity Month in Wandsworth libraries.

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