Polish City Declares Free Transport For Readers Of Nobel Laureate

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Public transport will be free through the weekend for anyone carrying a book by Poland's newly minted Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk in Wroclaw.

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Public transport will be free through the weekend for anyone carrying a book by Poland's newly minted Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk in her western city of Wroclaw, local officials said Friday. While talking to a local media outlet, city hall spokesman Przemyslaw Galecki stated that "As soon as we heard the news Thursday that Olga Tokarczuk won the Nobel, we wanted to share our joy with all the residents of our city which recently made the writer an honorary citizen".

Free transport for readers of Nobel laureate

"Through Sunday, every passenger carrying a book or e-book by Olga Tokarczuk can ride public transit free in our city" of 650,000 people. Tokarczuk, 57, splits her time between Wroclaw and the western village of Krajanow on the border with the Czech Republic.

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"One of the most beautiful and important cities in Europe"

The dreadlock-sporting vegetarian and leftist, who does not shy away from criticizing Poland's governing conservatives, said in June that Wroclaw is "one of the most beautiful and important cities of Europe." Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel literature prize, which had been delayed by one year over a sexual harassment scandal, "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," the Swedish Academy said Thursday.

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