Sylwia Chutnik

writer, playwright, culture expert
Sylwia Chutnik

(b. 1979) – writer, playwright and columnist at „Polityka", „Pani", „Wysokie Obcasy” and „Gazeta Stołeczna". Post-graduate student for PhD at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw. Culture expert. Graduated in Gender Studies from the University of Warsaw. A tour guide in Warsaw. Member of the Union of Polish Writers. Women’s rights activist. She used to host the literary programmes Cappuccino z książką on Polish TV. Currently she runs the programme Barłóg literacki with other journalists. Author of novels: Kieszonkowy Atlas Kobiet (Ha!Art, 2008), Dzidzia (Świat Książki, 2009), Cwaniary (Świat Książki, 2012), Jolanta (Znak, 2015), Smutek cinkciarza (Od deski do deski, 2016) and the book Warszawa Kobiet (Biblioteka Polityki, 2011), a collection of feature columns Mama ma zawsze rację (Mamania, 2012), Proszę wejść. Więzienie, historie nieprawdziwe (Nowy Teatr, 2012) and of short stories W krainie czarów (Znak, 2014). Award-winner of the Polityka Passport 2008 (literature). Three times nominated for the Nike Award ( 2009, 2012 and 2015). In 2010 she received the Social Nobel Prize of the Ashoka Foundation for her work for the community. In 2011 she also received the Polcul Foundation Award for her work for the community. Her books have been published in nine countries. Holder of the Homines Urbani 2008, Books from Lithuania Institute 2009, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage 2010, The Capital City of Warsaw 2010 and Goethe Institute 2010 scholarships.