Archive 2009

“That’s some coincidence: earlier today Nasza Księgarnia bullied me into writing a biographical note which they need to forward to journalists. That was terrible. I can’t write about myself in the third person and whenever I write in the first person, it ends up sounding lyrical. Write up something short yourselves, skip the list of honours and prizes, I think, just say that I’m a poet, prose writer, columnist and once-in-a-while translator, and that recently I get a real kick out of writing for children.”
(from a letter to editor Jerzy Illg)