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Olga Tokarczuk, author of Flights

A 17th-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. FLIGHTS explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from?

The National Book Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature were announced at the 69th National Book Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on November 14, 2018.

Week of August 12, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of August 12th include FEARED, the sixth installment in Lisa Scottoline's Rosato & DiNunzio thriller series, in which Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back...with a vengeance; Matthew Pearl's historical mystery (and long-awaited follow-up to THE DANTE CLUB), THE DANTE CHAMBER, a riveting journey across London and into both the beauty and darkness of Dante; FLIGHTS by Olga Tokarczuk, which explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer and a body in motion not only through space but also through time; and MEG, JO, BETH, AMY, Anne Boyd Rioux's fresh and engaging look at the circumstances leading Louisa May Alcott to write LITTLE WOMEN, and why this beloved story of family and community ties set in the Civil War has resonated with audiences across time.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 has been awarded to Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life." Tokarczuk is one of Poland’s most celebrated writers, translated into more than 30 languages. She is the author of 10 works of fiction, including FLIGHTS, which won the Man Booker International Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award in Translation.

The 2018 prize had been postponed last year due to a scandal at the Swedish Academy, which is responsible for choosing the Nobel Laureates in Literature.