when you read you read

Olga Tokarczuk

 

“My spatial reasoning is particularly advanced, eidetic, though my laterality is lousy. Personality unstable, or not entirely reliable. Age all in your mind. Gender ungrammatical. I actually buy my books in paperback, so that I can leave them behind without remorse on the platform, for someone else to find. I don’t collect anything.”

Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk is one of the most critically acclaimed and most translated Polish writers, House of day , House of night and Primeval and Other Tales being her greatest commercial and critical successes. She studied psychology at the University of Warsaw. An outstanding writer, essayist and devotee of Jung, she is an authority on philosophy and arcane knowledge. Undeniably a great discovery in Polish literature in the nineties , she is admired by both critics and readers. She is a phenomenon of popularity respected for her good taste, knowledge, literary talent, philosophical depth and the knack for storytelling. Tokarczuk about herself: “ To me writing novels is telling fairy tales to oneself, moved to maturity.”

A film by Ann Kathrin Doerig with Benedikt Schnermann and music from Tom Hessler.