Nobel Lecture: Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Prize in Literature 2018

Join us from the Swedish Academy in Stockholm for the 2018 Nobel Lecture in Literature by Olga Tokarczuk.


  1. Plateau J.

    Plateau J.Miesiąc temu

    Wheres the English subtitle?

  2. M

    M29 dni temu

    Polish language consist of about 20 thousand more words than english. The English translation will be empty and expressionless.Translating one to other is a nonsense.

  3. dominika sergiej

    dominika sergiejMiesiąc temu

  4. Nobel Prize

    Nobel PrizeMiesiąc temu

    @Małgorzata Gawlik - The subtitles become a matter of record, but since we don't have the possibility to verify contributed translations internally, we're simply not able to crowdsource subtitles. Thanks to you (and many others') for the offer, though - and thanks for watching!

  5. Małgorzata Gawlik

    Małgorzata GawlikMiesiąc temu

    @Nobel Prize Maybe you can enable adding subtitles by other users?

  6. Ulka NaPolskichDróżkach

    Ulka NaPolskichDróżkachMiesiąc temu

    @Nobel Prize there any chance for proper youtube version in english? pdf it is something totally different - like reading script instead of watching movie. :)

  7. Руслана Каминская

    Руслана Каминская3 dni temu

    Good luck!!

  8. Ciślak

    Ciślak6 dni temu

    Miss Olga was studying in the same school that i do.

  9. MrPanSzymon

    MrPanSzymon14 dni temu

    Polish national television "TVP" didn't even broadcast this lecture, because of the anxiety that Olga Tokarczuk could say something about the political situation in our country, breaking law, changing constitution and censorship. And that is... censorship at its finest. The TV's chef said it was because of technical, impassable difficulties.

  10. Amrito Sarkar

    Amrito Sarkar23 dni temu

    Can I entre into English literature despite being bengali? I want to submit my novel but seeking it's procedure...

  11. Jacek Szewczyk

    Jacek Szewczyk24 dni temu

    Dziękuje - thank you ....from Poland.

  12. anabellik

    anabellik29 dni temu

    I know many people asked before, but please, please add English subtitles. The speech is one of the things that just have to be shared with everyone, and nowadays a youtube video with subtitles is one of the best mediums for that.

  13. martinez osiemdwa

    martinez osiemdwa29 dni temu


  14. issue queue

    issue queueMiesiąc temu

    Incredibly wise and beautifully sensitive human being🙏❤️

  15. nela

    nelaMiesiąc temu

    "And that even if I were to say, “I’m lost,” then I’d still be starting out with the words “I am”-the most important and the strangest set of words in the world."👏👏

  16. jacky Pan

    jacky PanMiesiąc temu

    I want to live with her

  17. tricks

    tricksMiesiąc temu

    great lecture by an amazing writer, I think I need to listen to it at least two times so it can reach my gloomy mind

  18. Pitt udostępnia

    Pitt udostępniaMiesiąc temu

    The audience is kinda dead, though 😂

  19. Sonia Marcinkiewicz

    Sonia MarcinkiewiczMiesiąc temu

    Beautiful speach. I realy don't get why there is no english subtitles on this movie (direclty)not just only transcription (which is not the same for people who don't know even how to follow polish speach). I gues is doable if any youtube video can have it. That's definitely not "any" video!

  20. tubetotto

    tubetottoMiesiąc temu

    She made my eyes wet and I'm definitely adult. More than twice actually (over 18x2).

  21. Kaka Jajsbdvrb

    Kaka JajsbdvrbMiesiąc temu

    I'm Polish

  22. Bizon Record's

    Bizon Record'sMiesiąc temu

    Unadulterated wisdom.

  23. Anthony

    AnthonyMiesiąc temu

    It's weird listening to this when you're Czech and can understand it sort of, but not entirely.

  24. nela

    nelaMiesiąc temu

    It's also weird listening to some Czech stuff when you're polish :D

  25. Billie Eilish PL

    Billie Eilish PLMiesiąc temu

    Anthony same to czech for me haha

  26. Jean Erold

    Jean EroldMiesiąc temu

    Please do this with GOOD english and german subtitels or Speaker over this - and then.. ..give this BIG into the world.. ..for THE Peace.. ..more of this in the world..´s minimum, what YOU can and have to... do...

  27. Nobel Prize

    Nobel PrizeMiesiąc temu

    We know subtitles would be preferable, but short of that you can read a transcript of her lecture here: Thanks for watching!

  28. edi madi gabi

    edi madi gabiMiesiąc temu

    It is only from the record of our mistakes

  29. Nadia Jasieniecka

    Nadia JasienieckaMiesiąc temu

    so proud she is polish ❤️❤️

  30. Elwira 0014

    Elwira 0014Miesiąc temu

    🌍What's fabula interrupta in (Scherezada's story)? 🇵🇱Jak rozumieć "fabula interrupta" (z opowieści Szeherezady)?

  31. MarkuS XD

    MarkuS XDMiesiąc temu

    Well I can see 90% of people in commentages are speaking English I'm from Poland and I'm so proud we have intelligent persons

  32. dominika sergiej

    dominika sergiejMiesiąc temu There you can find English, Swedish and Polish versions in PDF. :)

  33. Beata Tlaga

    Beata TlagaMiesiąc temu


  34. maciej

    maciejMiesiąc temu

    Just a wonderful and great speach. Thank you our Quinn :)

  35. Dagmara Gawryszek

    Dagmara GawryszekMiesiąc temu

    Thank you!!

  36. Emilia Mądrzejewska

    Emilia MądrzejewskaMiesiąc temu


  37. Anita Grabkowska

    Anita GrabkowskaMiesiąc temu


  38. Paolo Kowalski

    Paolo KowalskiMiesiąc temu

    Wałęsa, Szymborska, Tokarczuk....They aren't Polish, that's why they gave Nobel

  39. Róża Tanlewska

    Róża TanlewskaMiesiąc temu

    Gratuluję Ci Olgo Tokarczuk!💐🤗

  40. Barbara Spencer

    Barbara SpencerMiesiąc temu

    A bit surprising that the Polish authorities still haven't prepared the international subtitles to one of the most inspiring and accomplished Nobel Prize talks ever.

  41. Paulina Jsz

    Paulina JszMiesiąc temu


  42. Voicer

    VoicerMiesiąc temu

    I’m soooo proud!!

  43. Mari Ti

    Mari TiMiesiąc temu

    "When I later asked her about that sadness-which I did on numerous occasions, always prompting the same response-my mother would say that she was sad because I hadn’t been born yet, yet she already missed me. “How can you miss me when I’m not there yet?” I would ask. I knew that you miss someone you’ve lost, that longing is an effect of loss. “But it can also work the other way around,” she answered. “Missing a person means they’re there.” Unborn baby Olga was a person according to her mother, it sounds PRO LIFE.

  44. Mari Ti

    Mari TiMiesiąc temu

    "my mother would say that she was sad because I hadn’t been born yet, yet she already missed me." In her words an unborn child of her mother to her mother felt like an awaited human - her mother was a mother of a child to be born - thank you Ms Tokarczuk.

  45. Minty Cora

    Minty CoraMiesiąc temu

    Wouldn't say so. To me at least it seems like she was longing for a child. Not for her. The act of missing someone we don't know yet is strange, because we only miss the idea of a person or an idea of a feeling of being around another person. Sometimes it's just being lonely. For the matter of fact, her mother could be also sad for another reason but didn't want her to know


    AGNIESZKA DORSZMiesiąc temu

    Poland , Pani Olga Tokarczuk ❤️

  47. Matt Grzywa

    Matt GrzywaMiesiąc temu

    "Poles did terrible things - as colonizers, slave owners or murderers of Jews. " Really Mrs Tokarczuk?

  48. ViktorHark

    ViktorHarkMiesiąc temu

    Really. Our history has been heavily whitewashed and it's high time we start talking about more inconvenient subjects.

  49. Teodora Kloczko

    Teodora KloczkoMiesiąc temu

    Congratulations! I'm so proud to be Polish! Amazing speech! Greetings from Florida!

  50. mrdahold

    mrdaholdMiesiąc temu

    Suprisingly very catholic speech. Longing for the unborn child in womb, sugesting that good and evil exist. "Lack of narrations for modern and even present times". I can see some analogy to Jan Paweł II and his individual dignity when she says about first person narrator. Humanity is really inseparably connected with God.

  51. Emilia

    EmiliaMiesiąc temu

    Proud ❤️

  52. dobromeg

    dobromegMiesiąc temu

    Magnificent speech! The award truly deserved. I am so proud to be Polish right now.

  53. Lucja Dolinski

    Lucja DolinskiMiesiąc temu

    Im proud to be Polish too, but not because of her ; her books they are based on social and historical unreality, based on Marxist theory. She is also hardened feminist :(

  54. Maria Jordan

    Maria JordanMiesiąc temu

    taking about and from the point of yourself i s typical for people who have not yet found a true identity and purpose in life...and this will never come from an uncertain space, but fro the creator of all times and space! really, believe me!

  55. Agata

    AgataMiesiąc temu

    Who in 2018?

  56. Michał Kaszub

    Michał KaszubMiesiąc temu


  57. Jan Kowalski

    Jan KowalskiMiesiąc temu

    I love Olga Tokarczuk 🇵🇱

  58. Mantasja

    MantasjaMiesiąc temu

    Im frome polisch ❤️Olga is beautiful and magick

  59. Jakub Biskup

    Jakub BiskupMiesiąc temu

    stupid fuckn left side bitch, she may go to hell or...... became german

  60. max pyrski

    max pyrskiMiesiąc temu

    Sienkiewicz, Reymont, Miłosz, Szymborska and now Tokarczuk. 🙂

  61. Lucja Dolinski

    Lucja DolinskiMiesiąc temu

    ....your comperesing are so brutal....did you read any books of this autors?

  62. Julia Janikowska

    Julia JanikowskaMiesiąc temu

    Marie Curie-Skłodowska

  63. superiorqualityproduct by POLSKA

    superiorqualityproduct by POLSKAMiesiąc temu

    at least nobody read this books before, especially in Poland, and people who really like literature will be boreed to death.

  64. Kinia Robik

    Kinia RobikMiesiąc temu

    This is a joke

  65. Bergamotkii

    BergamotkiiMiesiąc temu


  66. Dorota Helena

    Dorota HelenaMiesiąc temu


  67. Tadeusz Solowiej

    Tadeusz SolowiejMiesiąc temu

    🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️, ❤️❤️❤️

  68. klawecki1

    klawecki1Miesiąc temu

    This is incredible and wise woman. Writer filled with deep understanding and sympathy for human and our world. I don't believe that we are going to change and save ourselves on this planet, but if it is possible then only through people like her, through humanistic ideas and thinking .

  69. DolarTV

    DolarTVMiesiąc temu

    A message from a parallel universe: Words are the strongest artifacts in here. We create, we breathe and we live by them. Please use your time. Leave a words to the next generations and believe that they can bild a hope and wonders even in the darkest abys of human soul. End of the message.

  70. Ludia Person

    Ludia PersonMiesiąc temu

    She is hated in Poland .

  71. Małgorzata Cipkowska

    Małgorzata CipkowskaMiesiąc temu

    She is not!

  72. PaParsifal

    PaParsifalMiesiąc temu

    I love her! ❤

  73. paweł lepaolo

    paweł lepaoloMiesiąc temu

    Ludia Person not true, I love Her as majority of Poles.

  74. Kinia Robik

    Kinia RobikMiesiąc temu

    No she is not. She hates Polish people

  75. Mag

    MagMiesiąc temu

    Olga very proud of you! Regards from Australia!!

  76. MrBlueDeer

    MrBlueDeerMiesiąc temu

    We are still waiting for subtitles.

  77. muszęzajarać

    muszęzajaraćMiesiąc temu

    MrBlueDeer Not We, You.

  78. Patryk Kaźmierczak

    Patryk KaźmierczakMiesiąc temu

    Amazing speech, such an inspiring woman, brawo Olga!

  79. ella

    ellaMiesiąc temu

    Greetings from Poland :). Thanks for the Nobel Prize for Olga Tokarczuk. By the way - there is a lot of tenderness in the Gospel :).