Tomasz Wiśniewski

literary critic, publicist, scholar of esotericism and enthusiast of Eastern philosophy
Tomasz Wiśniewski

(1987) – literary critic, publicist of “Kultura liberalna” and “Culture.pl”. Scholar of esotericism and enthusiast of Eastern philosophy, he has studied philosophy, cultural studies and classical philosophy.

Nominated for The Conrad Award

O pochodzeniu łajdaków, czyli opowieści z metra [On the Origin of Scoundrels, or Stories from the Metro]
O pochodzeniu łajdaków, czyli opowieści z metra [On the Origin of Scoundrels, or Stories from the Metro]

The best models of literary surrealism mingled with a touch of Zen. A style, recalling the spirit of Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges and the achievements of the OuLiPo group, thanks to which the reality of a certain large city in contemporary Poland comes alive, full of the grotesque and absurd. Literary miniatures, full of good humour and irony, with surprising finales. Winner of the Special Award in the Promotorzy Debiutów competition organised by the Book Institute and the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation as part of the UNESCO Krakow City of Literature Debut Support Programme.