Polish authors

Ślepowrońska, Dagna

Dagna Ślepowrońska, born in 1959, a psychologist, poet and playwright, a graduate of psychology department and a social therapy school. Since 1988 she has been working as a therapist with individuals, groups and families. Her play Luncheon Meat (published in the “Dialog” magazine) was premiered in Teatro Caprile in Vienna and was also published in German in Anthologie Polnisher Dramen den Gegewart in 2000.

Figura, Radosław

Radosław Figura

Radosław Figura, born in 1961, studied Theatrology at The Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He is an accomplished screenwriter and a theater instructor. He has published novels and his plays were staged in Poland and abroad. He also writes lyrics for polish singers. Since 2002 he has been working for the Polish television as a screenwriter.    

Jurek, Paweł

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.

Burzyńska, Anna

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.

Około-Kułak, Doda

Doda Około-Kułak was born in a borderers family of Polish Tatars, who after the second world war settled down in Silesia. Her profession is an architect. She's married and has one son. She made her debut with a short story ("The fog", 1997)in "Przekrój" weekly magazine. Till now two of her novels (Family Affairs, 1999/ Cobweb, 2001) have been released. 

Jakubowski, Jarosław

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.

Pałyga, Artur

Artur Pałyga, born in 1971 in the borderland between Poland and the Ukraine, spent his childhood in the borderland between Poland and Czechoslovakia… A graduate in Polish studies at Cracow University; also graduated from a teacher training- college where he specialized in musical education. In his youth a declared “punk”, an author of punk song lyrics and a singer. Since 1989 a journalist. Pałyga is a winner of many literary and journalistic awards.

Lachnit, Ewa

Ewa Lachnit, a playwright and film director. Graduated in Polish Studies, specialising in theatre and cinematic arts, at Cracow University, and in Theatre Direction at Katowice University. She has made several feature films and documentaries. An author of contemporary plays: A Man from the Garbage (1996, awarded by the Ministry of Culture), The Bread Thieves (2000, received the TV Theatre award for contemporary drama), Choose the Stone You Will Throw (awarded in the 2007 John Paul VI Contest).

Mossakowski, Paweł

Paweł Mossakowski, born in 1957, an author of radio and tv plays, reviewer and film producer. A graduate in sociology at Warsaw University, in 1981 he was employed as a junior lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Culture. Since 1989 a journalist for “Gazeta Wyborcza”, in 1990-1996 a literary director of the Polish Radio Theatre, and in 1996-2003 a Canal Plus film producer.