Polish Culture and Society: Literature

This guide will help you find information about Poland, its culture, history, traditions and life in modern society

Anna Janko - Laureate of the City of Warsaw Literary Award 2016

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Anna Janko became a laureate of the City of Warsaw Literary Award 2016 for the book "Mała Zagłada." KU Libraries have the following works by this talented author:

Eustachy Rylski - Laureate of the City of Warsaw Literary Award 2015

Eustachy Rylski

Literary Awards

Polish Literature at KU Libraries

Polish Writers in English translation at KU Libraries

New Books at KU Libraries

Bibliographies and Dictionaries

Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855) - Great Polish Poet of the Romanticism Era

Adam Mickiewicz in 1842

KU Libraries have 98 titles by Adam Mickiewicz and several bibliographies including the following:  

 "Bibliografia utworów Adama Mickiewicza" by Aleksander Semkowicz. Call# Z8573 .S4  

 "Adam Mickiewicz: zarys bibliograficzny" ed. Irmina Śliwińska, Wanda Roszkowska, Stanisław Stupkiewicz. Call# Z8573 .S55

Internet Resources

Polish Contemporary Literature on the Internet

Julia Hartwig 1921- 2017

Julia Hartwig (14 August 1921 – 14 July 2017) was a Polish writer, poet and translator, considered to be one of Poland's most important female poets.

"Julia Hartwig - życie i twórczość"  can be found here: http://culture.pl/pl/tworca/julia-hartwig

Fascinating Books I Have Recently Read - Polish Authors Writing about America

2016 The Year of Henryk Sienkiewicz


KU Libraries have over eighty works by Henryk Sienkiewicz, in English and in Polish. Below you will find links to some of the titles.

Sławomir Mrożek, Leading Polish Playwright, Dies at Age 83

KU Libraries have over fifty works by Sławomir Mrożek and books written about him. Please check out our collection.

Literary Crticism