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Top-selling Polish authors


Dice 15 | 452  
18 Dec 2007 /  #1
I’d like to get a book or two written by a Polish author. Who are best-selling Polish writers? I could think of only one name: Stanislaw Lem. Lem’s books are available on Amazon, but I don't know which one of his novels would I like? Are there any other authors (I'm sure there are) who are translated into English language?

My standard read is John Grisham, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy - I enjoy crime, horror and action books.
Polson 5 | 1,771  
18 Dec 2007 /  #2
Stanislaw Lem. Lem’s books are available on Amazon, but I don't know which one of his novels would I like?

Solaris...Americans made a film from this Lem's book ;)

Who are best-selling Polish writers?

You can try Andrzej Sapkowski. Do you know the video game called "The Witcher" ? It's from a Sapkowski's "saga". The first book is "The Last Wish", i read it, and enjoyed it :)
Piorun - | 658  
18 Dec 2007 /  #3
List of Polish-language authors: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Polish_language_authors
Lukasz 49 | 1,749  
18 Dec 2007 /  #4
You can try Andrzej Sapkowski

:) yes his books are nice

I like Kapuscinski books he has so many international awards that I m sure you will find his books in English (the fact that you are on PF shows that you like to read about other cultures / countries) so If you want to know how big part or most of Poles see Africa, Russia, Latin America etc (I think you will be positively surprised) you must read his books ;-)
OP Dice 15 | 452  
18 Dec 2007 /  #5
Thanks you guys. I've just ordered Lem's "Solaris" the book and the DVD. Unfortunately Sapkowski's "/Last-Wish-Andrzej-Sapkowski/" (The Witcher Book I) is not yet available. I had to pre-order it - not sure what the release date is going to be. I also looked at "The Hexer" movie, but it had some bad reviews - so I skipped it.

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