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Nobel Prize Winner Olga Tokarczuk's THE BOOKS OF JACOB now in the US! Virtual Tour

Polish Cultural Institute New York - Instytut Polski w Nowym Jorku
February 03, 2022

Nobel Prize Winner Olga Tokarczuk's THE BOOKS OF JACOB now in the US! Virtual Tour
Olga Tokarczuk, author, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature 2019, at 71st Frankfurt Book Fair / Buchmesse Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany. Foto: Markus Wissmann

THE BOOKS OF JACOB, Tokarczuk's pensive and mythic novel, first published in Poland in 2014, is now in the US, in English.

Set against a mid-18th century backdrop, the novel is about a charismatic self-proclaimed messiah. He is Jacob Frank, a young Jew who travels through the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires, both attracting and repelling crowds. Written by Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, a Nobel Prize winner, this book is described by The New York Times as "sophisticated and ribald and brimming with folk wit."