Book List in Order: 8 titles


  • A student pedals an old Ukrainian bicycle between striking factories delivering bulletins in the tumultuous first days of the Polish Solidarity movement; a shepherd watches, unseen, as a strange figure disembarks from a pirate ship to bury a chest on...



  • Winner of 2009 Found in Translation Prize given for the best translation of Polish literature to English language. “Inventive and ironic, but riddling and elusive.”—The Independent Set in Gdansk, twelve men have been invited by their mutual f...



  • Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, 2008“Delightful . . . gently, deceptively provocative.”—The Observer“Full of depth and allusion . . . wonderfully absurd humour.”—The Independent on SundayInspired by Thomas Mann’s ...



  • As he struggles with the tiny Fiat’s gearbox and Gdansk’s traffic, Pawel, the narrator, entertains his driving instructor with stories of his grandparents before the war and of his father in the 1970s, centered on their ownership of Mercedes-Benz...



  • A collection of "intensely lyrical" stories set in postwar Poland. Mingling the miraculous and the mundane, these poignantly beautiful stories are quiet but powerful journeys of the spirit. Translated by Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. H...



  • An angel walks past a sentry on a desolate beach. A schizophrenic woman submits to the Devil in many guises, even as she waits for Jesus. A family is nearly split apart over the legacy of a German dining table. Two skiers take refuge from a blizzard ...



  • Weiser wasn't just anyone - the other boys were sure of that. Even animals seemed to obey the scrawny boy. Then came the revelation of his arsenal at the disused brickworks which promotes him from Jewish outcast to local hero. This novel won the Inde...



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