Polish city declares free transport for readers of Nobel laureate

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. "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," city hall spokesman Przemyslaw Galecki told AFP. "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. The dreadlock-sporting vegetarian and leftist, who does not shy away from criticising Poland's governing conservatives, said in June that Wroclaw

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