“Czarne kwiaty” in Romanian
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The biography and works of the renowned painter, writer of icons, and man from the borderlands of culture

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The life and imaginative world of an artist who inspired generations of Polish illustrators

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Author of the month

Maciej Płaza

(born 1976) – prose writer and translator with a doctoral degree in humanities.

Author of a book about Stanisław Lem, a winner of the 2012 award granted by “Literatura na Świecie” magazine for his translation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories. His debut volume of short stories Skoruń (“Scallywag”, W.A.B. 2015) won him the 2016 Gdynia Literary Award and the 2016 Koscielski Foundation Award. The book was also in the final of the 2016 NIKE Award and was nominated for the Gombrowicz Award. His novel Robinson w Bolechowie (“Robinson in Bolechów”, W.A.B. 2017) was awarded the 2018 Angelus Central European Literary Award.


Jan Kochanowski

Kochanowski’s poems were the pinnacle of Polish culture under the Jagiellonian dynasty.

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