Ryszard Koziołek – literary scholar, essayist, teacher; professor at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Polish Literature. Ireneusz Opacki University of Silesia. In 2010, he received the Gdynia Literary Award in the category of essayist for his book “Ciała Sienkiewicza. Studies on Gender and Violence”. In 2016, his collection of essays entitled “Well Thought with Literature” was published and awarded the Silesian Literary Laurel. In 2017, he received the Sakharov Prize. He was also awarded the honorary mention of Professor Kazimierz Wyki for his outstanding achievements in the field of essay science and literary and artistic criticism.

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