born 1950, is a publisher, writer and literary critic. In the years 1974–1982 he pursued an academic career at the Philology Department of the University of Silesia. Affiliated with the Znak publishing house since 1983, he has been editor-in-chief since 1992. Between 1990 and 1997 he co-edited the literary magazine NaGłos. He organised the international poetry festivals “Krakow Meetings of Poets” in 1997 and 2000, and in the years co-organised, with the University of Houston, international “Krakow Poetry Seminars” in the years 2002-2006. His publications include Kundera. Materiały z sympozjum (Kundera. Conference Proceedings, 1988 [editor]), Reszty nie trzeba. Rozmowy z Josifem Brodskim (Keep the Change. Conversations with Joseph Brodsky, 1993), „To miasto jest wszędzie”. Wiersze o Krakowie XX w. (“This City is Everywhere”. 20th-Century Poems on Krakow, 2001 [selection and introduction]), Wiersze z Marcówki (The Marcówka Poems, 2003) and Mój znak. O noblistach, kabaretach, przyjaźniach, książkach, kobietach (My Znak. On Nobelists, Revels, Friendships, Books and Women, 2009).