“Once there was a man who worked a lot, and worked very fast, and left his soul far, far behind him. Life without his soul was quite good – he slept, he ate, he worked, he drove his car, he even played tennis. Sometimes, however, he got the impression that everything around him was too flat, as if he was walking across a smooth math notebook page, a very neatly squared page…”
The Lost Soul is Olga Tokarczuk’s first book written also for young readers. It conveys its message through both words and images. Joanna Concejo’s images illustrate this story and create a double narrative, as the writer puts it. Twelve illustrations presented at the Wyspiański Pavilion tell a moving story about waiting, patience and mindfulness. The book received a prestigious distinction in the Fiction section of the 2018 Bologna Ragazzi Award.
Joanna Concejo’s illustrations were originally included in Olga Tokarczuk’s The Lost Soul published by Format.
The Lost Soul. Exhibition of Joanna Concejo’s illustrations to Olga Tokarczuk’s book. Exhibition: 15 February – 9 March 2018
Venue: Wyspiański Pavilion, Krakow