May 11th Kicks Off BookExpo America in Chicago Featuring Poland as the Guest of Honor!

BookExpo America is the largest book fair in the USA. Immediately after it closes, it turns into BookCon - open to general public

May 09, 2016, 05:39 ET from The Polish Book Institute

CRACOW, Poland, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Cracow - Poland will be headquartered at booths 1504-1505 at McCormick Place. Come and find out about the latest Polish titles, the Polish Book Institute's New Books from Poland catalogue with our guides: Modern Classics, Polish Poetry, Crime Fiction. We will show recent examples of Polish literature translated into English, as well as books in the humanities and history, with particular focus on works co-financed by the ©POLAND Translation Program, along with books from Polish publishers.  Our exhibition, It's Strange World: 20 Illustrators From Poland, presents illustrations and books by twenty Polish children's book artists from the internationally acclaimed Iwona Chmielewska to the youngest figures on the scene - Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński. With Witcher creators, CD Projekt, readers and gamers can check out books and comics inspired by the fantasy fiction of Andrzej Sapkowski, and Witcher fans can play games in the Witcher corner. WWII buffs can watch films accompanying books on the war published by Aquila Polonica.

Twenty seven Polish exhibitors have declared their presence at the fair! Also English-speaking audiences can meet Polish authors at events outside the convention, featuring writers whose books have been published in the US: Artur Domosławski , Agata Tuszyńska, Magdalena Tulli, Krystyna Dąbrowska and Zygmunt Miłoszewski, as well as authors of children's books: Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński, and Małgorzata Gurowska with Joanna Ruszczyk.

The full program available at: booksfrompoland.org

The organizer of the literary program in Chicago is the Polish Book Institute, in cooperation with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. Media Partner: PAP PRESS CENTER

Szymon Kloska, s.kloska@instytutksiazki.pl , +48-666-839-290

SOURCE The Polish Book Institute