Jacek St. Buras

Jacek St. Buras

Born in 1945 in Warsaw. Germanist, translator of German literature, literary critic. 1970-1982 editor of German version of the monthly periodical “Polish Perspectives”. 1982-1997 editor of the monthly periodical " Literature around the world”, president of the Board of the Foundation “World Literature” and chairman of the jury of the award “Literature around the world”. 1997-2004 director of the Polish Institute in Vienna. From 2004 until present, co-editor from the branch of the foundation S. Fischer Stiftung of a series of contemporary German literature KROKI/SCHRITTE. Author of several translations of German lyric poetry (among others, Paul Celan, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Bertolt Brecht, Günter Eich, Stefan George, Joseph von Eichendorff, Georg Trakl, Günter Grass), essays (among others, Robert Musil, Peter Handke, Friedrich Dürrenmatt), prose (among others, Joseph von Eichendorff, Gert Hofmann, Christoph Ransmayr, Hermann Burger, Robert Schindel, Thomas Glavinic), as well as almost 70 theatre plays (among others, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Heinrich von Kleist, Bertolt Brecht, Ferdinand Bruckner, Ödön von Horváth, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Heiner Müller, Christoph Hein, Tankred Dorst, Thomas Bernhard, Werner Schwab, Marlene Streeruwitz, Dei Loher). Author of the monumental bibliography of Polish translations of German literature from the beginnings of printing until 1994 (Wiesbaden 1996). In 1989 he received an award of the Robert Bosch Foundation for translating works, in 1993 the award of the Polish Translators Association, in 1998 the ZAiKS award, in 1999 and 2007 the award “Literature around the world”, in 2004 the Austrian National Award in the field of literary translations and a Gold Honourable Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria. Married, two children. Lives in Warsaw.