Eclectic, mercurial and eccentric, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz known to the world as Witkacy, was a versatile artist, philosopher, writer, photographer and penetrating critic of civilization whose vices included alcohol, drugs, and women.
Literature loving biology boffins from Łódź decided to name the crustacean Gammarus Stasiuki in honour of Andrzej Stasiuk after finding it in the Poland’s Lower Beskid mountain range, which is also the home of the award-winning writer.
Translated into 52 languages, the bespectacled writer and philosopher predicted the internet, 3D printing, digitalised photographs and was once denounced to the FBI for being a Communist conspiracy group codenamed L.E.M. that was out to infiltrate the world of American science fiction.
A Polish translator, writer and journalist has received the Royal Order of the Polar Star from the King of Sweden, the Swedish embassy in Warsaw has announced.
Right on time for Children’s Day, in this episode of The Debrief we speak to Michał Rusinek, writer and former secretary to Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska about literature for kids.
Located in Warsaw’s Pola Mokotowskie district, Ryszard Kapuściński lived in the house between 1946-1955 with his parents and sister until he was 23.
Often described as a prophet and visionary, world-renowned Sci-Fi writer and futurologist Stanisław Lem is the world’s most often translated Polish writer, whose book Solaris was perhaps his internationally best known work, twice made into a film, most recently directed by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney in the starring role. His recognition is such that it was recently announced that European Space Agency astronauts travelling on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will honour Lem in space as part of their six-month mission.
Appearing in Polish for the first time since its publication nearly 90 years ago, ‘Rowerem przez II RP’, ‘Pedalling Poland’ is filled with countless anecdotes, photos and personal observations of author Bernard Newman’s 3,000km journey from Gdańsk to Kraków.
A well-known writer and screenwriter has been charged by Warsaw prosecutors with insulting President Andrzej Duda after he called him a “moron” in a Facebook post.
Hannibal Smoke’s ‘The Silent Apocalypse - The ruined palaces of Lower Silesia’ is an emotive and harrowing tale documenting the fate of the region’s hundreds of abandoned palaces and estates.