Jaroslaw Mikołajewski – (born in 1960), an Italianist, a poet, essayist, reporter, translator and Gazeta Wyborcza columnist. Recently he released The Great Tide [Wielki Przypływ] (2015) – a reportage from Lampedusa. In the autumn, his new volume of poetry – Żebrak – will be released by Wydawnictwo Literackie publishing house.