The 2018 Nobel prize laureate's latest translation to english is a slender picture book, meditating on the value of patience.


The Lost Soul is the Polish author’s first venture into picture books, and it pours a childlike sense of wonder into a once-upon-a-time tale. For Olga, it’s a powerful, primeval way of telling a story that’s able to get through to anyone, regardless of age or cultural difference.


Aptly, for a time of unprecedented stress, it’s a fable of a man’s decision to chill out and reconnect with himself, alone in a country cottage – though at first, he doesn’t even realise that he needs to do so.

The Lost Soul; Olga Tokarczuk & Joanna Concejo