The roundtable will feature Slavic Department faculty David Cooper, George Gasyna, Valeria Sobol and Jack Hutchens, and graduate student Diana Sacilowski.
Olga Tokarczuk is an activist, public intellectual, and critic of Poland’s politics. She was cited by the Nobel committee for her “narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life”. She is a bestseller in Poland, and has become much better known in the UK since winning the 2018 Booker international prize for her sixth novel, "Flights". The Nobel committee’s Anders Olsson said her work, which “centres on migration and cultural transitions”, was “full of wit and cunning”.
Lunch will be served at the event.