A translator and editor. Having graduated in German Studies, he worked for a short period of time as a teacher, and then from 1983 to 1993 as an editor at the Wydawnictwo Literackie publishing house. He collaborates with the most significant publishing houses specialising in German literature. In 2000, he started publishing a bilingual series on contemporary Austrian poetry and in 2005, he worked as Translator in Residence at the Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium in Straelen. He has received numerous awards, such as the Karl Dedecius Award (2009).