In her most recently translated novel, Olga Tokarczuk crafts an existential whodunnit, helped by the guiding spirit of William Blake. In doing so, she pulls back the curtain on some of the less savoury hunting practices in Poland.
The supernatural prose of Stefan Grabiński reveals a plethora of earthbound horror that is right before our eyes. This is particularly apparent in his collection of railway-themed uncanny tales, “The Motion Demon”.
A corpse has been discovered at a retirement home run by nuns, but Zofia is not convinced that the death was entirely natural... Antonia Lloyd-Jones translates an excerpt from the first novel in a period crime series featuring Zofia Turbotyńska.
In the distant future, Plastic Bag meets Diamond on Henderson Island, a plastic-strewn landmass in the Pacific Ocean. A short story set in the Plasticozoic Era.
Racing across mountains and remote backwoods, a solitary figure is on the run from a team of heavily armed hunters. Will he manage to get away? Antonia Lloyd-Jones's translation of a previously unknown story by the great master of science fiction.
A previously unknown short story by science fiction author Stanisław Lem was recently discovered in his archives. A literary scholar discusses how “The Hunt” remained hidden for so long, and what the story might mean.
How did we find a previously unpublished short story of Stanisław Lem, one of the most celebrated Polish writers of all time?
In the near future, work has become fully automated. Humans spend their days doing whatever they like, helped by robots. Nonetheless, for Wili, something is missing… A short story set in Warsaw.
One day, six-year-old Helena is gifted a ‘magical’ armband by her friend Tomek. But the armband has some unexpected effects... An excerpt from the book “Kotka Brygidy” [Brygida’s Cat], set in wartime Warsaw.