The laureate of the Stanisław Vincenz New Culture of New Europe Award, presented at the Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland, is Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature, prominent Belarusian reporter, creator of the unique reporting method called the “collective novel” or “novel-oratorio”, and finally, a guest of the 7th edition of the Joseph Conrad International Literature Festival. On September 4th, the Nobel Prize winner will meet with readers at the International Cultural Centre in Krakow.
The Stanisław Vincenz New Culture of New Europe Award organised at the Economic Forum in Krynica has for several years been granted to people or institutions that have popularised Central and Eastern Europe culture in the world in exceptional ways. The monetary award (40 000 PLN) is presented by the
Jury, which is composed of the Chairman of the City Council of Krakow, a representative of the President of the City of Krakow, President of the Institute of Eastern Studies, previous laureates and representatives of institutions operating in the field of culture, science and education, all of whom were invited by the President of the City Council of Krakow. The importance of the topics raised by Alexievich in her journalistic and literary works, as well as the international fame that her creative approach to a difficult history of 20th century Russia and Belarus has brought on, were decisive factors in awarding the prize to this writer.
Svetlana Alexievich has accepted the organiser’s invitation to appear in-person at the Award Ceremony, which will take place during the inauguration of the 2017 Economic Forum in Krynica on September 5, 2017. The writer will meet with readers and fans of her work the day before at the International Cultural Centre in Krakow. The event will take place on September 4th at 20:00 and will be moderated by Łukasz Wojtusik.
The organisers of Svetlana Alexievich’s visit to Poland are the City of Krakow, the organiser and sponsor of the Stanisław Vincenz New Culture of New Europe Award, as well as the Krakow Festival Office, operator of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Program.
The organisers of the event are the Krakow Festival Office and the International Cultural Centre.
Free passes to the event are available at EVENEA