Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”
The #NobelPrize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.” pic.twitter.com/ebU6claM8v
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 10, 2019
With an international mandate, Tokarczuk will be able to write Polish history anew, as a country of colonizers, slave owners and murderers of Jews.
The Nobel laureate said, when receiving her 2016 “Nike” literary award, that Poles had “created a history of Poland as an open, tolerant state that had never besmirched itself with anything evil towards minorities. Meanwhile, we did horrible things as colonizers, a national majority which oppressed minorities, slave owners and murderers of Jews.”
Tokarczuk claimed that Poles will have to face their own history and write it from scratch, while “not omitting all those horrible things.”