Welcome to Zielony Balonik Scottish Polish Book Club

In our bi-monthly meetings, we read and discuss Polish contemporary literature (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) available in English translation as well as works exploring Polish culture and history. Some members read English version of text, other original Polish and some both. Our discussions and communications are always in English. We are committed to the promotion and enjoyment of Polish literature in Brexit Britain as a way of supporting a better understanding between the two nations.  

Mainly coming from the Edinburgh and Glasgow areas, our membership includes both Polish nationals and UK citizens who are interested in Polish literature and culture. Some of us have family or work links in Poland and some have developed friendship links over the years. This range of experience and knowledge adds hugely to the richness of our group discussions. We hope that you will join us in our readings!

Donations

If you would like to make a donation to support the ongoing work of Zielony Balonik (including maintaining and updating this website), our bank account details are:
Zielony Balonik
82-45-05
80142006

Thanks / dzięki !

Our Current Book

Killing the 2nd Dog / The 8th Day of the Week (1992)

Polish title: Ósmy dzień tygodnia (1957) & Drugie zabicie psa (1965)
By: Marek Hłasko
Translated by: Norbert Guterman, Tomasz Mirkowicz
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