Małgorzata Szpakowska

Culture expert, literary critic, literary historian
Małgorzata Szpakowska

(born in 1940) – culture expert, literary critic, literary historian. Participant of the March 1968 protests and opposition activist in the People’s Republic of Poland. In 1975, she received her post-graduate degree from the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and then subsequent degrees from the University of Warsaw, where she has been a professor since 2004. She also worked in the Department of Cultural History of the Institute of Polish Culture at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the University of Warsaw. Currently, she is retired. In 1977 she received the Kościelski Award for her book based on her PhD thesis, Światopląd Stanisława Ignacego Witkiewicza. She has been nominated for the Nike Award twice: in 2004 for her book Chcieć i mieć, and in 2013 for Wiadomości Literackie. Prawie dla wszystkich. Wiadomości… also brought her a nomination of the Gdynia Literary Award. In 2014, she was awarded the Kazimierz Wyka Award.