(alias Ewa Czarnecka) – essayist, translator, editor, literary critic. She was born in 1943 in Warsaw. She graduated from Polish studies. She cooperated with numerous magazines and radio stations, both at home and abroad. In 1975, she moved to the United States, where she helped Czesław Miłosz as an assistant and personal editor. She conducted a series of interviews with him at the time, and they were later published in several languages. Before her final return to Poland in 1992, she lived in Paris for several years.
Among the author’s books, conversations with the Nobel Prize winner, as well as studies dedicated to his works, such as Podróżny świata [World Traveller; 1992] or the Trzy zimy [Three Winters] collection (1987), edited together with Piotr Kłoczowski, occupy an important place. Moreover, the following series of sketches appeared: Portrety paryskie [Paris Portraits; 1999], Skandale minionego życia [The Scandals of the Past Life; 2001], and Jestem z Wilna i inne adresy [I Come From Vilnius, and Other Addresses; 2003]. Gorczyńska is also the author of many translations, including translations of Adam Zagajewski’s poetry into English or Robert Hass’ into Polish.
In 1999, she was honoured with the Dariusz Fikus Award in recognition of organising a Pan Tadeusz reading marathon on air of Polskie Radio BIS on the occasion of Adam Mickiewicz’s 200th birthday anniversary. She also received the Zygmunt Hertz Literary Award (1987).