Paweł Potoroczyn

Paweł Potoroczyn

Cultural manager, diplomat, journalist, columnist, and publisher. Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology of the University of Warsaw. In the years 1988-1994, he was the owner of the Zebra publishing house, and until 1993, he was the head of the company publishing the Film monthly. He was the Consul for Culture in Los Angeles and the head of the Polish Institute in New York and London. At the age of 22, he debuted in the most popular Russian weekly Russkaya Mysl, and later published in many Polish and international magazines. Initiator of the joint concert of Adam Makowicz and Leszek Możdżer at Carnegie Hall (2004), Habakuk’s album A ty siej with Jacek Kaczmarski’s songs, and the concert of this group at the Glastonbury Festival. He has been the director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute since 2008. In 2013, his first novel came out – which, as he himself admits, he was not going to publish at first – entitled Ludzka rzecz, dealing with Poland and the Poles during the period of the Partitions and the war. On 22nd October at 6:00pm in The Pod Baranami Palace Paweł Potoroczyn will participate in a discussion with Wojciech Kłosowski.