Dorota Masłowska

prose writer, playwright singer, columnist
Dorota Masłowska

(1983) – prose writer, playwright singer, columnist. Her début book Wojna polsko-ruska pod flagą biało-czerwoną (2001) was published when she was still a high school student just before the final exam and raised a lot of controversies. The novel was issued by a niche publishing house, Lampa i Iskra Boża, owned by a promoter of alternative literature, Paweł Dunin-Wąsowicz. The commercial success of the novel (more than 120 000 copies sold, numerous translations) gave a momentum to the small publishing house. The scandalising „first Polish hoodies novel”, brought about a generation change in Polish literature and a characteristic colloquial, collage-style aesthetics. Wojna polsko-ruska pod flagą biało czerwoną won the Polityka Passport and was nominated to the Nike Award in Literature (2004), with the reader’s award. Masłowska’s next book Paw królowej won the Nike Award 2006. Masłowska also authored two dramas Dwoje biednych Rumunów mówiących po polsku (2006) and Między nami dobrze jest (2008). Her Wojna polsko-ruska… was adapted for the screen in 2009 by Xawery Żuławski. In 2012 the author’s new book Kochanie, zabiłam nasze koty was published. Two years later she published a book for children: Jak zostałam wiedźmą. In 2015 her quasi-culinary feature articles Więcej niż możesz zjeść were published, and in 2017 a collection of her texts published in „Dwutygodnik”, i.e. Jak przejąć kontrolę nad światem nie wychodząc z domu.