Piotr Paziński – writer, literary critic, essayist, translator, journalist at “Gazeta Wyborcza” (1992-1997), editor-in-chief of “Midrasz” monthly. He studied philosophy at the University of Warsaw. In 2005, he received a doctorate in the field of literature studies for James Joyce’s monograph on Ulysses, Labyrinth and Tree (his work was promoted by Michał Głowiński). He is the author of the personal guide “Dublin with Ulysses” (2008). He became famous as the creator of the famous Pension, which was hailed by critics as the first in Poland voice of the third generation after the Holocaust. The book was nominated for the Nike Literary Award, and the author received the Polityka’s Passport for it (2009). In 2015, he published a collection of essays on the borderline between literature studies and philosophy entitled Reality Behinded, which was nominated for the Gdynia Literary Award in 2016. In 2017, he received the President of the City of Gdansk Award. Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński for translating the book “The Parable of Scripture and Other Stories” by Szmueal Josef Agnon.

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