Born in Gdańsk in 1967, grew up in Tomaszów Lubelski, lives in Warsaw. Studied in the Warsaw Medical Academy and the Institute of Sociology at the Warsaw University. In the 1980s and 1990s connected with ”brulion” quarterly, in the years 2002–2011 was a journalist in “Przekrój”, today he cooperates with ”Gazeta Wyborcza”, the Book Institute and ”dwutygodnik.com” biweekly. A member of the jury of the Wrocław International Crime and Mystery Festival which grants the Great Calibre Award for the best crime story of the year.
Marcin Sendecki authored more than a dozen books and a lot of poetry pages, and co-authored (together with Andrzej Sosnowski and Bohdan Zadura) the translation of James Schuyler’s Three Poems (2012). In cooperation with Marcin Baran and Marcin Świetlicki, he edited two volumes of poetry on crime themes: Długie pożegnanie. Tribute to Raymond Chandler (The Long Goodbye. A Tribute to Raymond Chandler) (1997) and Żegnaj, laleczko. Wiersze noir (Farewell, My Lovely. Poems noir) (2010). He also published the anthology Pogoda ziemi. Wiersze polskie po 1918 roku (The Weather of the Land. Polish Poetry after 1918) (2010). His poetry books were nominated for the Silesius Award (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015), which he received for his volume of poetry Przedmiar robót (Bill of Quantities). He was also nominated for TVP Kultura (2009, 2011) and Gdynia (2012) Awards. For his most recent volume W (2016), he received this year’s Odra Award. The volume was also nominated for the Wisława Szymborska Award.