2021 will mark the centenary of birth of Stanisław Lem – author, futurologist and philosopher whose books have been translated into 45 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Preparations for the anniversary were included in the Lem 2021 cultural and educational programme, launched in 2017 and coordinated by the UNESCO City of Literature programme.
Every September, Kraków hosts myriad events recalling the great author. 2021 will abound with meetings and activities coordinated by the KBF, the Wydawnictwo Literackie publishing house and Lem.pl; full information on events dedicated to the author of Solaris can be found on roklema.pl. A long-term goal of the project is the creation of the “Planet Lem” Centre of Literature and Language at the former Salt Warehouse in Zabłocie.