Wojciech Bonowicz (b.1967), a Polish poet, journalist, editor, non-fiction and children’s writer, has published seven collections of poetry and Selected Poems (2020). His first book, Majority’s Choice (1995), one of the most important debuts of the 1990s, won two awards in major poetry competitions. His fourth volume, High Seas (2006), was awarded the prestigious Gdynia Literary Prize in 2007 and shortlisted for the most important literary award in Poland, the Nike Prize. Polish Signs (2010) was nominated for the Silesius Poetry Award; Echoes (2013) and Second Hand (2017) were shortlisted for the Nike Prize and the Wisława Szymborska Award. His poetry has been translated into German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Serb, Slovenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Hebrew. In 2019 he published a volume of essays called Diary of the End of the World and in 2020 Tischner: A Biography. He writes columns for Tygodnik Powszechny and Znak. He lives in Kraków, Poland.
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