Ryszard Kapuściński’s Birthday. Anglo-Saxon Evening

Angola, 1975. Photo from the archives of Ryszard Kapuscinski

Saturday 04 March 2017 -
18:00 to 22:00
Teatr Powszechny

Ryszard Kapuściński’s Birthday. Anglo-Saxon Evening

The year 2017 marks the 85th anniversary of the birth of Ryszard Kapuściński, a reporter and writer, who made journalism into a form of literary art. His books have been translated into as many as 39 languages. There are English translations available of his most important books: The Emperor (“Cesarz”), Shah of Shahs ("Szachinszach"), Another Day of Life ("Jeszcze dzień życia"), The Soccer War ("Wojna futbolowa"), Imperium, The Shadow of the Sun ("Heban"), Travels with Herodotus ("Podróże z Herodotem"), The Other ("Ten Inny") as well as poems (I Wrote Stone and Collected Poems). In Spring 2017 Penguin Random House will Publish Nobody Leaves („Busz po polsku”).

One of the evening’s highlights will be a ceremony of granting the Lifetime Award for Ryszard Kapuściński’s Translation. Renowned literary translators will also be present – Vera Verdiani, Jerzy Jarniewicz,  Nguyena Chi Thuat and others.

British Council is partner of this event.