Olga Tokarczuk Age, Biography, Family, Affairs & More

Olga Tokarczuk

Real NameOlga Tokarczuk
ProfessionWriter, Essayist, Poet, Screenwriter, Psychologist
Famous ForMan Booker International Prize 2018
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourMoss Green
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 January 1962
Age (as in 2018)56 Years
BirthplaceSulechów, Poland
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
College/UniversityUniversity of Warsaw
Educational QualificationGraduate in Psychology
ReligionNot Known
Food HabitVegetarian
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Nike Award: 2008
• German-Polish International Bridge Prize: 2015
• Man Booker International Prize: 2018
ControversyShe faced a lot of criticism and even recieved death threats over her remarks on Poland's History. She was attacked by Nowa Ruda Patriots association and asserted her as Anti-Patriotic.
Boyfriends, Affairs & More
Marital StatusNot Known
Affair/BoyfriendGrzegorz Zegadło (Translator)
Husband/SpouseName Not Known (Ex-Husband; a Psychologist)
ChildrenSon- Name Not Known (From her Ex-Husband)
Daughter- Name Not Known
ParentsFather- Not Known (Teacher)
Mother- Not Known (Teacher)
Money Factor
Net Worth Not Known

Olga Tokarczuk

Some Lesser Known Facts About Olga Tokarczuk

  • Does Olga Tokarczuk smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Olga Tokarczuk drink ?: Not Known
  • Since her childhood, she had a keen interest in writing.
  • Her parents were both teachers who had decorated her house with books. It was a breeding place for a future author.
  • She used to write poems in her teens.
  • She studied Psychology in her graduation and was trained as a psychologist at the University of Warsaw.
  • She had a keen interest in abnormal psychology.
  • During her studies, she volunteered in an asylum for adolescents suffering from behavioural problems.
  • After completing her studies, she began practising as a therapist.
  • She married a psychologist and had a son with him.
  • She felt miserable after working five years in the hospital, so she decided to quit her job and publish her literary works.
  • Her debut novel “The Journey of the Book-People” was an instant hit.
  • She won The Nike Book Award in 2008 where she was unanimously selected by the judges.
  • She is regarded as the most admired writer in Poland. Olga Tokarczuk giving an autograph on her book for a fan
  • She is the member of ‘The Greens’ (a Political Party in Poland).
  • She has been a subject to death threats in Poland after in an interview she said that Poland has committed “horrendous acts” of colonisation in its history.

  • She won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘Flights’. She shared this prize with Jennifer Croft, who translated the book into English. They both received £25,000 each as the prize money. Olga Tokarczuk with Her Initernational Man Booker Prize Trophy