Andrzej Stasiuk

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Andrzej Stasiuk is considered to be one of Poland’s leading contemporary writer, journalist and literary critic. He is best known for his travel literature and essays that describe the reality of Eastern Europe and its relationship with the West. He was born in Warsaw in 1960, making his debut in 1992 with the book The […]

Bruno Schulz

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Bruno Schulz was a Polish-Jewish writer, painter, illustrator, best known for his short stories that revive the magical reality of Poland’s pre-war shtetl’s. He was born in 1892 in Drohobych, a town of modest size located in western Ukraine, not far from the city of Lvov. He spent nearly his entire life there and was […]

Kornel Makuszyński

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Kornel Makuszyński (1884–1953), born in Stryj [now Stryy, Ukraine], writer, journalist and drama critic, one of the most popular authors of children’s books in Poland. During World War I, Makuszyński and his first wife Emilia were deported to Russia. Till 1918, he lived in Kiev, was dramaturg at Stanisława Wysocka’s Polish Theatre and acted as […]

Tadeusz Konwicki

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Tadeusz Konwicki was a Polish writer, screenwriter, and film director, known for his bitter novels about the devastations of war and ideology. He was born in 1926 in Nowa Wilejka, Poland (now Naujoji Vilnia, Lithuania). Konwicki’s father died when he was three, and because of his mother’s deteriorating health, he was raised by extended family […]

Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk, born in 1962, is the author of novels and essays, and is considered to be the most admired writer of the middle generation in Poland. She has won numerous awards and honorable mentions, including the Nike award in 2008, where she was unanimously chosen (this rarely happens) by the judges and the wide […]

Paweł Huelle

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Paweł Huelle, one of the prominent Polish writers living today, was born in Gdańsk in 1957. Huelle is a graduate in Polish of the Gdańsk University and has also worked in that city as an employee of the “Solidarity” press office, university lecturer, journalist, director of the Gdańsk Polish Television Center, and, most recently, as […]