WRITER

Olga Tokarczuk

1962 - Today

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Olga Nawoja Tokarczuk ([tɔˈkart͡ʂuk]; born 29 January 1962) is a Polish writer, activist, and public intellectual. She is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful authors of her generation in Poland; in 2019, she was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Polish female prose writer for "a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life". For her novel Flights, Tokarczuk has been awarded the 2018 Man Booker International Prize (translated by Jennifer Croft). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olga Tokarczuk has received more than 1,121,986 page views. Her biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Olga Tokarczuk is the 750th most popular writer (up from 765th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from Poland (down from 141st in 2019) and the 15th most popular Writer.

Olga Tokarczuk is a Polish writer who is most famous for her novel, Flights.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Olga Tokarczuk ranks 750 out of 5,755Before her are Jamal Khashoggi, Ann Radcliffe, Aelia Eudocia, Joseph Murphy, Su Shi, and Zosimus. After her are Solomon Northup, Karl Harrer, Sidonius Apollinaris, Adunis, Sinclair Lewis, and Agathias.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1962, Olga Tokarczuk ranks 16Before her are Demi Moore, David Fincher, Steve Irwin, Jon Bon Jovi, Sandra, and Alexander Litvinenko. After her are Steve Carell, Abdullah II of Jordan, Jordan Belfort, Wesley Snipes, Izzy Stradlin, and Kirk Hammett.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Olga Tokarczuk ranks 157 out of 1,454Before her are Georg Michaelis (1857), Udo Lattek (1935), Christa Wolf (1929), Hanna Schygulla (1943), Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), and Jerzy Kukuczka (1948). After her are Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915), Adolf Anderssen (1818), Władysław Anders (1892), Reinhard Selten (1930), Marian Rejewski (1905), and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Olga Tokarczuk ranks 15Before her are Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Alfred Döblin (1878), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Władysław Reymont (1867), and Christa Wolf (1929). After her are Jan Potocki (1761), Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Ernst Toller (1893), Emil Ludwig (1881), Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927), and Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848).

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