Józef Konrad Korzeniowski set off from Kraków as a young man to write stories about people in far-flung places under the pen-name Joseph Conrad. Today, we invite authors from all over the globe to join us in Kraków for discussions and lectures on literature and culture.
The Conrad Festival is the largest international literary event in Poland and one of the largest in Europe; it received the EFFE Prize for 2019-2020. It presents literature written in all corners of the globe, originating from myriad different backgrounds and serving as a source of inspiration and common experience.
It brings together acclaimed authors and literary outsiders with readers, encouraging lively discussions with social and artistic aspects. The festival also includes debates, workshops, film screenings, theatre performances, concerts, exhibitions, literary guided tours and urban games prepared in collaboration by the City of Kraków, the KBF and the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation.