Born in 1967 in Gdańsk, grew up in Tomaszów Lubelski and lives in Warsaw. He studied at the Medical Academy of Warsaw and at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw. In the 80’s and 90’s he was associated with “brulion”, in 2002-2011 he was an editor in “Przekrój”, and today he works with “Gazeta Wyborcza”, Instytut Książki and “biweekly. com”. He is also a member of the jury awarded during the International Criminal Festival in Wrocław the Great Caliber Award for the best criminal novel of the year.
Marcin Sendecki is the author of several books and poetry sheets, as well as a co-author (with Andrzej Sosnowski and Bohdan Zadura) of James Schuyler’s Trzech poematów / Three Poems (2012). Together with Marcin Baran and Marcin Świetlicki, he edited two collections of crime poems: “A Long Goodbye. Tribute to Raymond Chandler” (1997) and “Say goodbye, a doll. Poems noir” (2010). He also published an anthology entitled “Earth Weather. Polish poems after 1918” (2010). His poetic books were nominated for the Silesius Award (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015), which in 2015 was awarded the volume “Przedmiar robót”, as well as for the TVP Kultura Award (2009, 2011) and the Gdynia Award (2012). The newest volume “W” (2016) was awarded this year’s “Odra” Prize and nominated for Wisława Szymborska Prize.