The Foundation’s philanthropic work
The Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Ecriture et la Littérature was created in 2004 at the initiative of Vera Michalski-Hoffmann in memory of her husband Jan Michalski. The objective is to keep alive his work of supporting literary creation, and especially his enthusiasm for writers and those involved in the process of writing.
The Foundation’s aim is to provide support for literature, and particularly to help writers in the creation of their works. This support takes the form of multiple activities, such as the granting of financial assistance, the organization of literary events, as well hosting writers in residence. The attribution of the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature reinforces the scope of the Foundation’s action. It was launched on 27 October 2009 with the ambition of recompensing each ear an exceptional work of world literature.