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Tokarczuk or Tokarchuk (Russian or Ukrainian: Токарчук) is a gender-neutral Slavic surname that may refer to:

Byron Tokarchuk is a former basketball player from Canada, who played at the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon, with teammates David Karwacki, John Cleland, Kirk Jones, and former Huskies Head Coach Greg Jockims. He and his teammates went on to the CIAU nationals twice.

Ignacy Tokarczuk Catholic bishop

Ignacy Tokarczuk was a Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Olga Tokarczuk Polish writer, 2018 Nobel laureate

Olga Nawoja Tokarczuk is a Polish writer, activist, and public intellectual who has been described in Poland as one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful authors of her generation. In 2018, she won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Flights. In 2019, she was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Nowa Ruda Place in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Nowa Ruda is a town in south-western Poland near the Czech border, lying on the Włodzica river in the central Sudetes mountain range. As of 2007 it had 25,240 inhabitants. The town is located in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship. It is the seat of the rural district of Gmina Nowa Ruda, but is not part of its territory.

International Booker Prize biennial international literary award

The International Booker Prize is an international literary award hosted in the United Kingdom. The introduction of the International Prize to complement the Man Booker Prize was announced in June 2004. Sponsored by the Man Group, from 2005 until 2015 the award was given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation. It rewarded one author's "continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage", and was a recognition of the writer's body of work rather than any one title.

Nike Award literary award

The Nike Literary Award is one of the most prestigious awards for Polish literature. Established in 1997 and funded by Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's second largest daily paper, and the consulting company NICOM, it is conferred annually in October for the best book of a single living author writing in Polish published the previous year. It is open for nominees from all literary genres, including non-fiction essays and autobiographies. Each year, a nine-member jury selects the laureate in a three-stage process. Twenty official nominees are accepted in May, out of which seven finalists are declared in September. The final decision does not take place until the day of the award ceremony in October. The award consists of a statuette referring to the Greek goddess Nike, designed by the prominent Polish sculptor Kazimierz Gustaw Zemła, and a cash prize of currently PLN 100,000.

Centre Agreement Polish political party

Porozumienie Centrum was a Polish Christian democratic political party. The party rose in 1990. Its chairman was Jarosław Kaczyński. In its programme, the PC opposed socialism and was anti-communist. In 1997 PC joined the Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS) movement, but in 2001 Lech and Jarosław Kaczyński created a new party, called Law and Justice as the successor of the PC.

Sulechów Place in Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland

Sulechów is a town located within the Zielona Góra County, in Lubusz Voivodeship, western Poland. It is the administrative seat of the Gmina Sulechów. Established in the Middle Ages, the town features many historical monuments significant to the Polish Lubusz Voivodeship. From 1975–1998 Sulechów was part of Zielona Góra Voivodeship. The town limits cover 6.88 square kilometres (2.66 sq mi). Olga Tokarczuk, the Nobel Prize in Literature winner for 2018 was born in 1962 in Sulechów.

Brulion was a Polish language quarterly literary magazine published in Poland from 1986 to 1999.

The Kościelski Award is an independent Polish literary award, awarded since 1962 by the Geneva-based Kościelski Foundation. The jury issues annual awards to "promising writers" 40 years of age or younger. Past winners have included Sławomir Mrożek, Zbigniew Herbert, Alicja Iwańska, Bolesław Taborski, Adam Zagajewski, Wojciech Karpiński, Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz, Stefan Chwin, Jerzy Pilch, Paweł Huelle, Andrzej Stasiuk, Olga Tokarczuk, Tomasz Różycki, Jacek Dehnel, Jolanta Stefko, Mikołaj Łoziński and most recently Jacek Dukaj. It is the oldest independent award in Polish literature.

Klenica Village in Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland

Klenica is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Bojadła, within Zielona Góra County, Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland. It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) north-west of Bojadła and 20 km (12 mi) east of Zielona Góra.

Wydawnictwo Literackie Polish publishing house

Wydawnictwo Literackie is a Kraków-based Polish publishing house. Since its foundation in 1953, Wydawnictwo Literackie has been focused on publishing modern prose and poetry by both renown and emerging authors, both Polish and foreign. In recent years it is primarily associated with editions of Polish language classics of the 20th century and of modern science-fiction novels. In recent years the publishing house also expanded into the market of textbooks for humanities, lexicons and dictionaries.

Zuzanna Janin, is a Polish visual artist and former teenage actor. Janin lives and works in Warsaw and London. Her mother who survived a transport to Auschwitz, was famous Polish painter Maria Anto. Her children: Mel Baranowska and Ignacy Bałka. Husband: P. Baranowski, M.Bałka. Janin has created sculpture, video, installation, photography and performatives. Her work was shown in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago;

Jolanta Pytel is a Polish poet, writer and promoter of literary life in Zielona Góra.

The Brückepreis is an international prize given annually to a person who contributed by a life's work to better understanding between peoples in Europe. It is given annually, beginning in 1993, by the town of Görlitz/Zgorzelec. The Europastadt lies in both Germany and Poland, connected by a bridge across the Neisse, and not far from the Czech Republic. The bridge appears in the prize name also for building bridges among people and nations, as Norbert Lammert, the president of the Bundestag, expressed in his laudatio for Arvo Pärt in 2007. The official name is Internationaler Brückepreis der Europastadt Görlitz/Zgorzelec. The prize money is 2,500 Euro. The prize is managed by an association, Gesellschaft zur Verleihung des Internationalen Brückepreises der Europastadt Görlitz/Zgorzelec.

<i>Flights</i> (novel) 2007 novel by Olga Tokarczuk

Flights is a fragmentary novel by the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. It was originally published in Polish as Bieguni. The book was translated into English by Jennifer Croft. The original Polish title refers to runaways, a sect of Old Believers, who believe that being in constant motion is a trick to avoid evil.

Jennifer Croft American author, critic, and translator

Jennifer Croft is an American author, critic and translator who works from Polish, Ukrainian and Argentine Spanish. With the author Olga Tokarczuk, she was awarded the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her translation of Flights.

<i>Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead</i> 2009 novel by Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a 2009 novel by Olga Tokarczuk. Originally published in Polish by Wydawnictwo Literackie, it was later translated to English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and published in 2018 by the British independent publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions. The book received a wider release in 2019 when it was published in the United States by Riverhead Books on 13 August 2019. A portion of the English translation was originally published in Granta in 2017.