Olga Tokarczuk

Cindy Seip

2018 Nobel Laureate for Literature, Olga Tokarczuk, is one of Poland’s most celebrated writers, translated into more than thirty languages. She is the author of ten works of fiction, including Flights, which won the Man Booker International Prize and was a Finalist for the National Book Award for TranslationShe is the author of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Riverhead Books), nominated for the National Book Award in Translation. In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .