The theatrical season of Onassis Stegi began with one of her works; the new year starts with the artist herself. Three months after the majestic performance of “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead,” the Nobel Prize-winning author joins us at the Onassis Stegi Main Stage in a public discussion about literature, society, and the art of tenderness.

The discussion is moderated by the journalist and editor Gregory Bekos.

Can the world change if we continue to look at it in the same way? Author of novels such as “Primeval and Other Times,” “Flights,” and “The Books of Jacob,” Olga Tokarczuk (b. 1962) received the news that she had been awarded the Nobel Prize while being on the road, something absolutely fitting for her case. For through her “extremely witty and intelligent” work, the Polish writer “focuses on migration and the experience of cultural transitions” and was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature by the Swedish Academy for “a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”

By virtue of a highly personal, distinct, and instantly recognizable style, Tokarczuk merges reality and fiction within her writing practice and mobilizes folk traditions and history, allowing at the same time her dedication to Carl Jung’s theories to come through in order to emerge as the greatest prose writer in Poland nowadays and equally elevate herself to the echelon of the most eminent European creators worldwide.

Pre-booking for Onassis Stegi Friends and general public: from Friday 19 January 2024, 17:00

Olga Tokarczuk’s books “Primeval and Other Times,” “Flights,” “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead,” and “The Books of Jacob” will be sold in the ground-floor foyer of the Onassis Stegi on the day of the event.
At the end of the event, the writer will sign a limited number of copies.

The discussion will be held in Polish with simultaneous interpretation in Greek and Greek sign language.

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