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Karolina Olchowska

Picturebooks      Lino prints      Illustrations 


I'm a graduate of English Language and Literature at the University of Wrocław, where I specialized in picture books. My master's thesis focused on the image of migrants and refugees in these works.

I'm interested in how picture books can bring people of different ethnic and age groups closer together. 

My Work


Granny Makes Me Grumpy
Obrażam się na babcię

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A bilingual picturebook about accepting and loving the person who raises us as they are. It tells a story about a special relationship between a granny and her granddaughter. 

The book is kindly supported by Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny and Donegal County Council.



It was so exciting to be able to talk about my bilingual picture book with Greg Hughes on the Polish Grandmother's Day.

Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny

"New children’s picture book inspired by grandmother."

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Donegal Woman

"New picture book paints a thousand words about a granny's love."

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Donegal Daily

"Letterkenny-Polish author publishes bilingual book for children."

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Donegal Live

"Donegal-based Polish writer publishes bilingual childrens book."

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Linocut prints

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I design, carve and print witty, cute and gloomy lino prints on tshirts, hoodies, totes and paper.


I create watercolour as well as digital illustrations.