Olga Tokarczuk is the recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. She is one of Poland’s most celebrated authors. She is the author of eight novels and three short story collections and has twice won the most prestigious Polish literary prize, the Nike Award, for Flights (Bieguni) in 2008 and for Books of Jacob (Ksiegi Jakubowe) in 2015. Her most famous novels include Primeval (Prawiek i Inne Czazy) published in 1996, House of Day, House of Night (Dom Dzienny, Dom Nocny) published in 1998, Flights published in 2007, which also won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards in Translated Literature 2018 and Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead (Prowadz Swoj PlugPrzez Kosci Umarlych) which was published in 2009 and shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Award, longlisted for the National Book Awards in Translated Literature, the Dublin Literary Award and the Warwick Prize. Her most recent novel, Books of Jacob, was published in English by Fitzcarraldo, Riverhead and Text Publishing in 2021 in a translation by Jennifer Croft. Her work is translated into more than fifty languages.
Olga Tokarczuk lives in Wroclaw in Poland where she is setting up a Foundation which will offer scholarships for writers and translators and educational programmes on literature.