Jury

      CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY

fot. Joanna Jackowska

photo: Joanna Jackowska

Mykola Riabchuk (1953-) was a deputy editor of the “Wseswit” monthly and a head of the review department of the “Suczasnist” journal. Co-founder of the Kiev monthly “Krytyka”. In Poland published in “Więź”,  „Tygodnik Powszechny”, “Krasnogruda”, “Czas Kultury”, “Akcent”, “Dekada Literacka”, “Kultura Enter”.  So far published Polish translations of his books include:«Від Малоросії до України: парадокси запізнілого націєтворення» (Od Małorosji do Ukrainy), «Дві України: реальні межі, віртуальні ігри» ( Dwie Ukrainy) ) and «Сад Меттерніха» (Ogród Metternicha). A winner of the POLKUL Foundation for promoting good Polish-Ukrainian relations  in 1999, and Polish-Ukrainian Reconciliation Award in 2002. In 2009 received the Badge of Honor “Bene Merito” given by Radosław Sikorski, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs. Currently vice-president of the Ukrainian PEN Club, associate of the Centre for European Studies of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and East European Studies, University of Warsaw.

 

 
 
 

MEMBERS OF THE JURY:

fot. Andrzej Solnica

photo: Andrzej Solnica

Professor Marcin Cieński (born 1959) – professor at the University of Wrocław, he works at the Polish Philology Institute and is the dean of the Faculty of Philology. A literary historian, comparatist, he specializes in the 18th century and contemporary literature. He published, among others: Pejzaże oświeconych. Sposoby przedstawiania krajobrazu w literaturze polskiej w latach 1770-1830, Wrocław 2000, Fredro, in the series „A to Polska właśnie…”, Wrocław 2003, Humanizm polski i wspólnoty: naród – społeczeństwo – państwo – Europa (ed.), Warszawa 2010, Literatura polskiego oświecenia wobec tradycji i Europy: studia, Kraków 2013. Member of the Scientific Board of IBL PAN, Committee on Literary Research and the editorial team of „Wiek Oświecenia”. Since 2009, chairman of the jury of the competition for The Best Book of the Year “Pióro Fredry”, accompanying the Wrocław Good Books Fair.

 

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photo: Andrzej Solnica

Irek Grin (born 1969)  – writer, publisher, and manager of culture. Curator of the literature programme of the European Capital of Culture and UNESCO World Book Capital Wrocław 2016. Publisher at the EMG publishing house. Founder and head of Bruno Schulz. Festival and International Crime and Mystery Festival. 

 

 

 

 
 

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photo: Andrzej Solnica

Professor Krzysztof Koehler (born 1963) – poet, writer, screenwriter, publisher and researcher of old Polish literature, author of librettos (opera Moby Dick, premiere in 2014, oratorio Canticum puerorum, premiere in 2016), professor at the Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw. He published eight volumes of poetry (recently Kraj Gerazeńczyków, 2017, and a selection in the series “Poezja polska”, Hachette 2013) and a novel Wnuczka Raguela (2014). Author of five volumes of editions of Old Polish texts and four monographs. Recently, he published a collection of essays on Polish nobility, Palus sarmatica (2016). Vice-director of the Book Institute. He lives in Kraków.

 

 
 

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photo: Andrzej Solnica

Professor Małgorzata Szpakowska (born 1940) – professor emeritus at the University of Warsaw (history of ideas and culture), literary critic. She debuted as a critic in 1960 in Nowa Kultura, then cooperated with many magazines, most of all Twórczość and Dialog (editor 1972-2002, now head of the programme board), recently also Przegląd Polityczny. Books: Światopogląd Stanisława Ignacego Witkiewicza (1976), O kulturze i znachorach (1983), Dyskusje ze Stanisławem Lemem (1996, 1997), Zakorzenieni, wykorzenieni (1997), Chcieć i mieć. Samowiedza obyczajowa w Polsce czasu przemian (2003), Teatr i bruk (2006), „Wiadomości Literackie” prawie dla wszystkich (2012). In 2013 a volume Szpakowska. Outsiderka was published – an interview conducted by her former Ph.D. students.

 

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photo: Andrzej Solnica

Professor Piotr Śliwiński (born 1962) – professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, literary critic and historian. Author and co-author of a number of books, including Literatura polska 1976-1998. Przewodnik po prozie i poezji (with P. Czapliński, 1999), Przygody z wolnością (2002), Świat na brudno (2007). He edited, among others, four collective books on contemporary poets (Miłobędzka, Krynicki, Sommer and Sosnowski). Curator of five festivals Poets’ Poznań.

 

 

 

 

fot. Andrzej Solnica

photo: Andrzej Solnica

Professor Maciej Urbanowski (born 1965) – historian of Polish literature, critic, editor. Head of the Department of Contemporary Criticism at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Co-founder and editor of the Arcana bimonthly. He specializes in Polish literature of the 20th and 21st century. Author of books: Nacjonalistyczna krytyka literacka. Próba opisu i rekonstrukcji nurtu w II RP (1997), Oczyszczenie. Szkice o literaturze polskiej XX wieku (2002), Człowiek z głębszego podziemia. Życie i twórczość Jana Emila Skiwskiego (2003), Dezerterzy i żołnierze. Szkice o literaturze polskiej 1991-2006 (2007), Prawą stroną literatury polskiej. Szkice i portrety (2007), Szczęście pod wulkanem. O Andrzeju Bobkowskim (2013), Od Brzozowskiego do Herberta. Studia o ideach literatury polskiej XX wieku (2013), Romans z Polską. O literaturze współczesnej (2014). Winner of the Andrzej Kijowski Award (2008).