Renata Gorczyńska (alias Ewa Czarnecka) – essayist, translator, editor, literary critic. She was born in 1943 in Warsaw. She graduated from Polish Studies. She has cooperated with many magazines and radio stations in Poland and abroad. In 1975 she left for the United States, where she helped Czesław Miłosz as an assistant and personal secretary. She conducted a series of interviews with him at the time, which were later published in several languages. Before her final return to Poland in 1992, she had lived in Paris for several years.
The author’s book publications include interviews with the Nobel Prize winner as well as studies devoted to his work, such as The Travelers of the World (1992) and the collection Trzy zimy / Three Winters (1987), edited together with Piotr Kłoczowski. In addition, the following collections of sketches were published: Parisian Portraits (1999), Last Life Scandals (2001) and I Am from Vilnius and Other Addresses (2003). Gorczyńska is also the author of many translations, among which there are translations of Adam Zagajewski’s poetry into English and Robert Hassa’s into Polish.
In 1999, she was awarded the Sakharov Prize. Dariusz Fikus in recognition of the organization of a marathon for reading Mr. Tadeusz on the Polish Radio BIS on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Adam Mickiewicz. She also received the Sakharov Prize for Literature. Zygmunt Hertz (1987).