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In the beginning there was Twelve. Then: Thirteen. And now, naturally, Eleven!

EMG publisher announces the eighth volume of the Polish Crime Collection: Eleven written by Marcin Świetlicki – now available in ebook format on the Woblink website!


11 kilometers from Krakow. A TV worker crossing the road sees a bloody man.

Suburb. 11 kilometers from Krakow. Master and girl at Stylowa restaurant try to understand the mystery of the death of the Doctor.

Suburb. 11 kilometers from Krakow. There is a light in the house of the dead.

Marcin Świetlicki presents the last part of the Master’s cases. Up to page 160, it is almost a metaphysical book. And then detective story. Two in one for the same price.

Eleven (ebook) – resume
Marcin Świetlicki
Series: Polish Crime Collection
Format: EPUB, MOBI
Pages 214
EMG Publishing House, Krakow 2020





„Thirteen” by Marcin Świetlicki is a continuation of the best-selling, cult and magical novel „Twelve”. This time – even more dramatically, even harder, even more – musically! Krakow vs Warsaw, Warsaw vs Krakow … A poetic and daring thriller! And all this in a digital version!


„Thirteen” by Marcin Świetlicki is a continuation of the best-selling, cult and magical novel „Twelve” (EMG, 2006). The main character of Świetlicki’s new thriller, a former children’s cinema star, the man they call the Master, fortunately is no longer lonely. The bitch came back.

„Thirteen” is a dark crime story and a moving love story.
It’s the thirteen days of May 2006. The swearing in of the new government,
arrival of the Russian Internet erotic star,
the upcoming visit of Benedict XVI,
death of a woman …
Pulled into a vile plot, the Master must escape from his beloved city.
For who he is, he faces an inhuman punishment: he must escape to Warsaw.
The thirteen days of May 2006.
Thirteen days, after which nothing will be like it used to be …

Marcin Świetlicki born on December 24, 1961 in Lublin. Polish poet. He lives in Krakow.
Author of many books with poems.
Vocalist and songwriter of the Świetliki band.
Winner of many awards.
Creator of a new genre in popular literature,
referred to as the „thriller from Krakow”.
After „Twelve” and „Thirteen” it announces the next part: „Eleven”.

Thirteen (ebook) – resume
Marcin Świetlicki
Series: Polish criminal collection, volume VI
format: EPUB, MOBI
p. 231
EMG Publishing House, Krakow 2020


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Do you remember the Master who didn’t know how to handle a cell phone? He returned after 15 years! And he would probably be surprised if he saw in what form…

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„Twelve” – ​​the first of three legendary, magical and cult novels by Marcin Świetlicki about the adventures of the Master – now available in digital version!

This is dark Krakow. A city with terrible secrets. The former children’s cinema star, lost man, and detective by chance finds one of them. They call him Master.

He’s an irresponsible man. A man who avoids life. Has no ID, mobile phone, bank account or driving license. People say that he has gained weight, swollen, turned white. And suddenly, quite unexpectedly, crime enters the privacy of his unnecessary existence…

In the shadow of the serial killer from the past, Karol Kot, in the twilight of the alleys of the Old Town, with the false sounds of the bugle call from St. Mary’s Tower, the murderous race against time begins…

Full of unexpected twists (p. 167), convincing psychological features (p. 61), expressive characters (p. 1), excellent sociological observations (p. 95), completely unpredictable (p. 181), suspenseful (p. 103 and next) Marcin Świetlicki’s novel „Twelve”.

Twelve (ebook) – resumption
Marcin Świetlicki
Series: Polish criminal collection, volume II
format: EPUB, MOBI
p. 215
Price: PLN 29.00
EMG publishing house, 2020



Transport beyond eternity

EMG publisher is pleased to present the third volume of the series „With head”: the Czech novel „Transport beyond eternity” written by František Tichý. The book was translated by Anna Wanik and the author of the illustration is Stanislav Setinský.


František Tichý for his book „Transport beyond eternity” received in 2018 the most important Czech literary prize Magnesia Litera – the equivalent of the Polish Nike Literary Award.

Although the story of the novel was invented by the author, it was inspired by real events and people, including biographies of Petr Ginz, an extremely talented boy of Jewish descent, and Josef Jan Kratochvíl, a member of the Czech resistance. Based on authentic materials: letters from Kratochvíl from prison, texts published in the journal Vedem by the children of the Theresienstadt ghetto and Petr Ginz diaries, Tichý creates a touching and tense story of friendship, loyalty, sense of value and justice, while describing war and fascism force their way into the happy lives of Prague high school students.

The narrator, Honza, faces evil. After arresting his father, he feels responsible for his family, and after introducing regulations restricting the rights of Jewish citizens, he risks staying in close contact with his Jewish friends, Petr and Jakub.


„Transport beyond eternity”
Františk Tichý
Series: With head, volume III
Translation: Anna Wanik
illustrations: Stanislav Setinský
EMG Publishing House, Krakow 2019
ISBN 978-83-63464-26-4
Paperback with wings
p. 216
format: 145×205

Price: PLN 39.00
Premiere: December 2019


Ms. Pioneers

The EMG publishing house is proud to announce the launch of the book „Ms. Pioneers” – the sixth volume of the series ” The most important is Architecture”. The book is a collection of essays by Hanna Faryna-Paszkiewicz, Grażyna Hryncewicz-Lamber, Marta Leśniakowska, Joanna Majczyk, Małgorzata Omilanowska, Grzegorz Piątek and Agnieszka Tomaszewicz. The book premiere is on November 22.


„Ms. Pioneers” is a response to the wishes of readers of the „Architecture is the most important” series. After the second volume of the series, entitled „Ms. Architects”, the EMG publishing house met with many voices encouraging the continuation of the topic of women’s participation in the creation of Polish architectural culture. „Ms. Pioneers” is a collection of essays about the precursors of urban planning and architecture of modern Poland. It’s about women that were forgotten in these areas, although they contributed to its development: Anna Ptaszycka, Wanda Krahelska, Wanda Melcer, Gizella Marguliesówna and Teresa Chmura-Pełech.

The series is dedicated to the memory of Professor Tomasz Mańkowski, an architect.

„Ms. Pioneers”
Authors: Małgorzata Omilanowska (introduction), Hanna Faryna-Paszkiewicz, Grażyna Hryncewicz-Lamber, Marta Leśniakowska, Joanna Majczyk, Agnieszka Tomaszewicz, Grzegorz Piątek
Series: The most important is Architecture, volume VI
EMG Publisher, Krakow 2019
ISBN 978-83-63464-25-7
Soft cover with wings
page 184
Format: 168×210 mm
Price: PLN 39.00

Premiere: 22 November 2019

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Residents of Jewish Krakow

Residents of Jewish Krakow – notebook for reading

The EMG publishing house is proud to present the first notebook from new series: „Jewish Citizens of Krakow”, which portraits Polish Jews who lived and worked in Krakow. The texts contained in the notebook are written in Polish and English.

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Before the Second World War, Jews accounted for about thirty percent of all residents in the city of Krakow. The Holocaust touched nearly every single one of them. Today, walking through the streets of Krakow, one might think that the only memories of the Jews that perished here can be found on the figurines with tiny grosz, the Polish equivalent to the penny.
This booklet is meant to honour the memory of some of the many thousands of Jews who lived and worked in Krakow. We start by featuring individuals who directly influenced the development of the city, including photographers, architects, publishers and lawyers. And we conclude with the first girl to own a bike in Krakow.
The biographies included here represent just a few of the 60,000 Jews that lived in this community. It is thanks to their numerous and invaluable contributions that we have the opportunity to experience Krakow’s wealth of economic, cultural and social offerings.

The partner is the Jewish Religious Community in Krakow.


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The EMG publishing house is pleased to present the second volume of the „With head” series: the Romanian novel „Innocent” Ioana Pârvulescu.

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Post-war Romania, Transylvania, Braşov. Idyllic land of childhood, in which communism invades, and the memory of multicultural and multilingual Central Europe is kept only in the stories of parents and grandparents. A multi-generational home and its secrets, filled with imagination of children. Adventures lived with the books’ heroes Verne and May. An attempt to preserve innocent surprise and naivety in a world that will never be a synonym for durability and security.

In the old, probably seventeenth-century house, there are eight adults and four children. The house on Majakowski Street (former and future St. Jan Street) is not an ordinary home to Ana. It is the whole world. It stores stories from before the war, it is a scene of adventures that meet residents, it worries about each of them, and for Ana is also a friend and teacher, hiding many secrets from the past. That’s why when Ana draws him, the house becomes a human with eyes instead of windows and mouth in place of the door.

The events that will be discussed here took place in a different world – that’s how Ioana Pârvulescu begins her novel, with voice of the youngest character, Ana. Actually. It is a world without mobile phones, the Internet, laptops and tablets, a world in which children invent games and stories, using their own imagination, often inspired by family messages, readings and films. This „other world” is also the madness of communism, from which children are protected by adult pre-war stories, an attempt to preserve and save the tradition in a new, incomprehensible world.

My world was simple and repetitive, without causing boredom. Someone later told me that this is the definition of Paradise.

Ioana Pârvulescu (born in 1960 in Braşov) is a novelist, essayist, journalist, literary critic and professor at the University of Bucharest, where she lectures Romanian literature at the Faculty of Philology. She also serves as an editor in the journal România literară. She initiated and for over ten years coordinated in the Humanitas Publishing House a collection of world literature „Cartea de pe noptieră”. For the debut novel „Viaţa începe vineri” („Life begins on Friday”, translated by Karolina Brykner, Tomasz Klimkowski, Krakow 2016) she received the European Union Literary Award in 2013.

„Innocent” novel was honored in 2017 with the „Award of High School Students for the Most Beloved Book of 2016″ during the fifth edition of FILIT – Festival of Literature and Translation in Yass. The award was granted by a jury composed of high school students selected by teachers of Romanian language and literature in Yass.

Ioana Pârvulescu
Series: With head, volume II
Translation: Joanna Kornaś-Warwas
EMG Publishers, Krakow 2019
ISBN 978-83-63464-22-6
Soft cover with wings
p. 240
format: 145×205
Price: PLN 39.00

Architektura racjonalnej Europy

Architecture of rational Europe. The most important is Architecture

The EMG publishing house is proud to announce the launch of the book „The Architecture of Rational Europe” by Łukasz Wojciechowski. This is the fifth volume of the series „Most Important Architecture”. The launch event for the book was held on 10 April 2019.

Architektura racjonalnej Europy

„The Architecture of a Rational Europe” uncovers ideas related to architectural history that have not been previously published in Polish literature. The book describes the development of architecture in the context of social, historical, political and civilizational changes from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. Łukasz Wojciechowski, in mapping important historical events from that period on to architecture, examines the physical and lasting results of changing ideologies and their manifestation in the form of buildings, settlements and cities.

Although „The Architecture of Rational Europe” is focused on a tight set of architecture-related issues, it also represents a thoughtful and personal meditation. The book is a work of deep thinking and research and yet it is fundamentally accessible, appealing to anyone seeking a reexaminination of architecture and its historical import. In his review of particular buildings in historical context, readers will discover an „architectural sum” of the most significant manifestations of human activity.

It is often said that architecture is the image of the civilization that created it. In order to understand architecture — public buildings, housing, open spaces and other works — it is worth knowing the context in which it arises. Łukasz Wojciechowski’s book explores important issues around modernity (commonly referred to as post-industrial revolution) and architecture’s physical projection in the form of completed buildings — as well as ideas that remained only on paper.
— Piotr Lewicki, Kazimierz Łatak
The series is dedicated to the memory of Professor Tomasz Mańkowski, architect.

Architecture of a rational Europe
Series: The most important is Architecture, volume V
EMG Publisher, Krakow 2019
Soft cover with wings
page 152
Format: 168×210 mm
Price: PLN 39.00

Premiere: 10 April 2019