The series “Wschodni Express” introduces Polish readers to the most recent works of literature of Poland’s eastern neighbours, discussing the most current issues faced by Eastern European societies and showing critical distance and humour
in looking at Europe, themselves in Europe and Europe in them.
The series is most of all focused on diverse prose and essays, but also poems. Our authors include the most distinguished writers from Ukraine, Belarus or Lithuania, including Jurij Andruchowycz, Andrij Bondar, Oleksandr Bojczenko, Andrij Lubka, Hałyna Kruk, Mykoła Riabczuk, Natalka Śniadanko as well as writers little known in Poland. The range of our publications includes, among others, short stories by Oleg Sentsov, the filmmaker and writer who spent five years imprisoned in contemporary Russia’s prison camps. We are proud to work, among others, with Bohdan Zadura, one of the most acclaimed Polish translators of Ukrainian prose and poetry. The name refers to the famous “literary trains”, such as Literature Express Europe 2000, which carried over 100 writers and poets from 43 countries from Lisbon to Berlin and the Ukrainian periodical Potysah76 – “Pociąg 76” (Train 76) dedicated to the Central-East European culture.
WHERE: the series of books is available for purchase in the online store of Workshops of Culture or in the offices at Grodzka 7.
WHEN: books are launched during East of Culture – Different Sounds Art&Music Festival on the last weekend of June.
ADMISSION: Free admission to literary panels
STORE: books can be purchased online