Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało

Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało

(born 1979) – a writer born in Wrocław. She published the novels Zaćmienie (2013), 41 utonięć (2015) and Moja córka komunistka (2018). She has also published a volume of literary essays, Inicjał z offu (2013), a narrative poem Nikt nas nie upomni (2019) and nine volumes of poetry: Mocno poszukiwana (1999), Lonty (2001), Gospel (2004), Ani mi się śni (2005), Spamy miłosne (2007), Nikon i Leica (2010), Borderline (2013), Występy gościnne (2014), Panama smile (2017). She is also the author of two children’s books, Nochal czarodziej (2007; illustrated by Antoni Wajda) and Rzecz o tym, jak paw wpadł w staw (2011; illustrated by Józef Wilkoń), as well as the editor of five anthologies of short stories. She is the author of plays such as Dzień dobry, wszyscy umrzemy (Dialog, October 2015) and Nad rzeką, której nie było (premiere 26 May 2018 at the “Kubuś” Puppet and Actors Theatre in Kielce).Her poems have been translated into fifteen languages. Nominated for the Gdynia Literary Award, the Cogito Public Media Award and the Polish Section of the IBBY Award (she received an IBBY distinction for her book Nikt nas nie upomni). Winner of the Polish Writers’ Association award. Her poems are constantly present in Polish and foreign anthologies of contemporary poetry.