Joanna Ugniewska

a graduate of Italian philology, a translator and an essayist
Joanna Ugniewska

A graduate of Italian philology, a translator and an essayist. She was the editor of Historia literatury włoskiej XX wieku [History of Italian Literature of the 20th Century] published in 2002. She published a collection of essays Podróżować, pisać [To Travel and to Write] in 2011 and Miejsca utracone [Lost Places] in 2014. She has won many awards, e.g. for her translation of Lost White Tribes by Riccardo Orizio (together with Mateusz Salwa; Polish title: Zaginione białe plemiona), which was nominated for the Ryszard Kapuściński Award in 2010, and the Paweł Hertz Awards for Translators (2012). She has translated over 40 books, e.g., by Pietro Citati, Benedetta Craveri, Umberto Eco, Claudio Magris or Antonio Tabucchi. She received a ZAiKS award for her translation work.