Radka Denemarková talks about feminism, exclusion, and the role of women in her novels “A Contribution to the History of Joy” and “Kobold”.
The director of the Polish Mindfulness Association talks about feelings of helplessness and fear during the current health epidemic, and how meditation might provide some respite.
Jim Dingley speaks with Valdemar about his favourite contemporary Belarusian authors, wrestling (with words), and his latest translation of Tania Skarynkina’s “A Large Czesław Miłosz With a Dash of Elvis Presley”.
Russian filmmaker Masha Osipova talks about health in the Soviet era, confronting memories of the past, and her new short documentary film “Sanatorium”.
Iranian archaeologist and academic Leila Papoli-Yazdi talks about being a female archaeologist in Iran, the history of Polish refugees in Persia, and learning about taboo sexualities by excavating ruins.
On the eve of receiving her award from the Society of Illustrators, regular “Przekrój” illustrator Joanna Grochocka talks about the glory days of Polish illustration, what inspires her, and how she finds an original language for her art.
Cinematographers Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma talk about "Honeyland", the beekeeping documentary they shot in North Macedonia, and which is hotly-tipped for Oscar success later this year.
Jennifer Croft speaks with Valdemar about dancing, her upcoming translation of Olga Tokarczuk’s “Books of Jacob”, and Wioletta Greg’s ability to make poetry out of everyday life.
Anna Zaranko speaks with Valdemar about the prescience of Kornel Filipowicz, her upcoming project, and when translation becomes like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube.
Psychologist Bartłomiej Dobroczyński talks about the limits of thinking, how we might think less, and why thinking is analogous to sex.