Wit Szostak

writer and an essayist
Wit Szostak

(born 1976) – a writer and an essayist using a pen name; a graduate of philosophy. He lectures at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. His passion is also music – he likes discovering and collecting melodies of forgotten folk musicians. He debuted with a short story Kłopoty z błaznem [Problems with a Clown] in Nowa Fantastyka in 1999. He is the author of a series of novels about Smoczogóry (2003-2005): Wichry Smoczogór [The Whirlwinds of the Dragon Mountains], Poszarpane granie [Jagged Playing], Ględźby Ropucha [Ramblings of the Toad], and the “Krakow trilogy”: Chochoły (2010), Dumanowski (2011), Fuga (2012). In 2008, he received the Janusz A. Zajdel Award; in 2013, he was nominated for the Nike Literary Award.