During a solemn gala held in Stockholm, Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk received the Nobel Prize for Literature for the year 2018. The gold medal and a diploma were handed over by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, wrote a congratulatory letter in which he emphasized the fact that this great achievement and success will take its place in the history of Polish and International Literature. Tokarczuk is the 5th Polish Nobel Prize Winner for Literature. Yesterday, along with Olga Tokarczuk, 13 other laureates received Nobel Prizes in economics, chemistry, physics and medicine.
As the official announcement says – the Swedish academy gave credit to the Polish writer for her ‘narrative imagination which presents crossing borders as a form of life with great passion.
The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda wrote a congratulatory letter in which he emphasized the importance, beauty and the strength of the written word.
The writer has been listed among the favorites of the Nobel Prize for years. Olga Tokarczuk is the 5th Polish Nobel Prize Winner in Literature. The Nobel Prize in Literature has been received earlier by Władysław Reymont, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Czesław Miłosz and Wisława Szymborska. Aside from fame, the Nobel Prize contains a cash prize – 3 and a half million Polish zlotych.