Jerzy Łukosz, born in 1958 in Wroclaw, an author of fiction, essays and literary criticism. A graduate of German Studies, he’s a renown expert on Thomas Mann, an author of many works on German literature and a German translator. He published his texts in “Odra”, “Twórczość” and “Dialog”, as well as German literary magazines. He is the winner of Stanislaw Wyspianski Literary Award (1987) and the Stanislaw Pietak Award (1990).
Artur Grabowski, born in 1967, a dramatist, essayist, translator and lecturer. Studied polish literature and philosophy. He’ s always been related to Cracow. His dramas were read and put on stage in Cracow, Lublin, Warsaw, Budapest, Chicago and Zagreb. In 2001 he represented Poland at the Festival of Central Europe in Cividale del Friulli, in Italy, with his drama Well.
Łukasz Chotkowski, born in 1981 in Lublin, graduated from Warsaw University, the Theatre Arts Department. Assisted Maja Kleczewska in her productions of Medea at the Wybrzeże Theatre and Fedra at the National Theatre. He has published articles on Marina Abramovic and Sarah Kane in the “Didaskalia” and “Dialog” magazines. Writes mainly brutality dramas. Awarded drama scholarship by the Royal Court Theatre. Since 2006 employed as a playwright by the Polski Theatre in Bydgoszcz.
Paweł Jurek, born in 1966 in Kalisz. He first graduated from Aviation Technical College in Kalisz, then from the Playwriting College at Łódź PWSFTviT, and finally from Warsaw Drama Academy, the Department of Theatre Arts. He worked as a plane engines assembler, clerk, technologist, copywriter, journalist, reviewer, editor-in-chief and literary director. He started writing in 1990. Since 1995 a script writer, lives in Warsaw.
Tomasz Klibengajtis, born in 1967 in Warsaw. After living for nine years in West Germany, he studied theology at Lublin Catholic University and Classical studies at Warsaw University where he obtained his PhD in 2002. He was involved in various projects of the independent cinema, as well as promoting Ancient Music. An author of academic dissertations on theology, linguistics and philosophy, some of which were published both in Poland and abroad.
Anna Burzyńska, born in 1957 in Cracow. Leads Cracow University Department of Theory of Literature where she also lectures. An author of many literary studies as well as fiction and plays, also for teenagers. In 2004 the Academic Bookshop in Cracow published a collection of her plays in which, in a brilliant way, she warns us against the dangerous temptations of the modern world. Awarded by the Ministry of Culture.
Jarosław Jakubowski, born in 1974 in Bydgoszcz. Poet, writer, dramatist and journalist. His work is inspired by Thomas Bernhard. In 2010 his play Life won the first prize in the contest “Comedy writing” atThe Powszechny Theatre in Łódź and his drama The General (publishedin The Dialog magazine nr 12/2010), got into the final of the drama contest “Metaphors of reality” in Poznań.
Monika Milewska, born in 1972 in Gdansk. A Doctor of History, playwright, writer, translator. A lecturer at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy and Sociology. She made her debut as a playwright with Savonarola, published in “Dialog” in 1992 and then staged by the Polish Radio Theatre. A winner of over twenty poetry and drama competitions. Her book called Vinegar and Tears.
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