Jacek Dukaj

Jacek Dukaj

Born in 1974. He studied philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. He debuted as a sixteen-year-old with the short story “Galer’s Gold” published in February 1990 in the monthly “Fantastyka”. Further short stories were printed in the literary periodical “Fenix” and in “Nowa Fantastyka”, and in 1997 Dukaj's book debut of the novel “Xavras Wyżryn” came out. The author of “Black oceans”, “Extenses”, “The Plunderer’s Daughters”, “Other Songs”, “Perfect Imperfection”, “Ice” and several short stories collected, among others, in the volume “In the Country of the Unfaithful”. The initiator of the anthology titled “PL+50. History of the future”. Tomasz Bagiński's animated film “Cathedral” based on Dukaj’s short stories was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003. A multiple laureate of Janusz A. Zajdel Awards (also for “Ice”), nominated for the Passport of “Polityka” many times, also received a nomination for the literary award Nike, Public Press Award Cogito and Angelus; laureate of Kościelskis' Award, laureate of the European Literary Award 2009. Dukaj’s journalistic texts and reviews were published, among others, in “Nowa Fantastyka”, “Feniks”, “Science Fiction”, “Czas Fantastyki”, Dekada Literacka”. He also published in “Gazeta Wyborcza” and “Tygodnik Powszechny”. His columns also appear on the portal “Wirtualna Polska”.

Pic. Anna Zemanek