Herkunft: Poland

Kazimierz Wóycicki

born in Warsaw in 1949, studied Philosophy in Lublin. As a journalist he maintained ties with the democratic opposition in the GDR and was detained during a time of martial law. From 1985 to 1986, Wóycicki was awarded a scholarship from the Adenauer Foundation and studied History in Freiburg im

Julia Marcell

was born 1986 in Poland. She »borrowed« 50,000 dollars from 657 people around the world using sellaband.com to produce her current album »It Might Like You«. It is the second after the 5-song EP »Storm«. She describes her music as »classical punk«. Her success has allowed her to play often

Józef Wilkoń

Józef Wilkoń was born in the Polish town of Bogucice near Wieliczka in 1930. He went on to study painting and art history in Krakow. Since the 1950s he has illustrated picture books, of which more than 100 have been published in Polish and some 70 in German. His books

Joanna Bator

Joanna Bator was born in Wałbrzych, Poland in 1968 and studied Cultural Sciences and Philosophy in Wrocław (Breslau). After earning her doctorate with a dissertation on »Feminism, Postmodernism, and Psychoanalysis«, she worked at the Polish Academy of Sciences and taught Philosophy and Cultural Sciences at universities in Warsaw, New York,

Joanna Manc

was born 1959 in Gdynia, Poland and left for Germany in 1968, where she studied German, Romance and Slavic languages and literature. After a short job as a bilingual secretary at the Deutschen Polen-Institut in Darmstadt, she went to Athens for two years, where she worked for a German publisher.

Jerzy Kronhold

Jerzy Kronhold was born in Silesian Cieszyn near the Czech border in 1946. He studied Polish Language and Literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and Theatre Direction at the National Academy for Theatre in Warsaw. The poet and playwright debuted with his first texts in 1965. Following the unrest

Jaś Kapela

Jaś Kapela was born in 1984 as Jan Kapela, the son of the Catholic activist Teresa Kapela, who, as a co-founder of the association »Trzy Plus« (tr. Three Plus), campaigns for the rights of extended families in Poland. Jaś Kapela had his literary debut in 2005 with the poetry volume

Jakob Ziguras

Jakob Ziguras was born in Wrocław to Polish and Greek parents in 1977 and moved to Australia in 1984. After originally studying art, he switched to philosophy and received his degree from the University of Sydney. His poetry was initially published in Australian and international periodicals. His first volume of

Iwona Chmielewska

Iwona Chmielewska was born in Pabianice in 1960. She studied graphics in Thorn and began illustrating picture books in the 1990s. The turning point in her career as an illustrator came when she met the Korean children’s book expert Jiwone Lee at the 2003 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Their partnership

Jacek Dehnel

Polish writer, translator, and painter Jacek Dehnel was born in Gdańsk in 1980 to a visual artist mother and engineer father. After attending high school, he completed a interdisciplinary degree in the humanities at the University of Warsaw. In 1999, Dehnel made his debut as a writer with the story

Grzegorz Bruszewski

aka Estragon, was born in 1981, is organizer of the regular monthly poetry slam in Warsaw, the oldest and the biggest poetry slam event in Poland. He has performed on many stages in Poland and elsewhere (UK, Czech Republic, Germany) and has won several slams. He facilitates performance poetry workshops

Gabriela Cichowska

Gabriela Cichowska was born in Rzeszów in 1984. She studied graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow until 2011, and currently works as a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. She has illustrated two books written by Adam Jaromir, »Słoniątko« (2010; tr. Baby Elephant) and »Fräulein Esthers letzte Vorstellung