A.M. Bakalar at Folkestone Book Festival and Writing on the Wall

Our Polish-born, London-based author A.M. Bakalar will be on tour with her debut novel Madame Mephisto in October and November. Bakalar will be talking about her book during two wonderful events; Folkestone Book Festival and Sefton Celebrates Writing with Writing on the Wall.

The events are part of the Polish Book Autumnfest organised by the dynamic literature-lovers at the Polish Cultural Institute in London.


Saturday, 20 October – Edinburgh 

A.M.Bakalar and Grażyna Plebanek in conversation

Blackwell’s Bookshop, 3.00pm

52-63 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS

A very special event for us as two of our Polish authors A.M.Bakalar and Grażyna Plebanek will be talking about living and writing fiction abroad and their novels – Madame Mephisto and Illegal Liaisons.

Grażyna Plebanek is a bestselling, highly acclaimed author in her native Poland. Plebanek’s latest novel Illegal Liaisons is her first to be translated into English. In 2011 Plebanek was awarded the Literary Prize Zlote Sowy for her contribution to promoting Poland abroad. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.

For the list of all events with Grażyna please follow this link.


Polish Salon (event in Polish)

A.M.Bakalar and Grażyna Plebanek in conversation

Polish Salon, 7.00pm

Sikh Sanjog and Punjab’n De Rasoi, Social Enterprise Community Cafe

122/124 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5DT

RSVP kasia@caproject.co.uk


Sunday, 4 November – Folkestone 

A.M.Bakalar and Zygmunt Miłoszewski, chaired by Sophie Mayer

Folkestone Book Festival, 3.00pm

Quarter House, Tontine Street, Folkstone CT20 1JR

Zygmunt Miłoszewski, born in Warsaw in 1975, is a rising star of Polish fiction. Zygmunt Miloszewski will be discussing his second novel A Grain of Truth.


Wednesday, 7 November – Sefton, Merseyside

A.M.Bakalar and Magdalena Tulli

Sefton Celebrates Writing with Writing on the Wall, 7.30pm

Sefton, Merseyside, Southport Town Hall

Magdalena Tulli’s novels include Dreams and Stones and Moving Parts. Dreams and Stones won Poland’s Koscielski Foundation Prize in 1995, while Moving Parts was nominated for the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Flaw has been short-listed for the 2007 Nike Prize, Poland’s most prestigious literary award. Tulli also works as a translator and has translated the works of Proust and Calvino into Polish. She lives in Warsaw.


Follow this link to find out more about Madame Mephisto.