Ziemowit Szczerek

writer, journalist and traveller
Ziemowit Szczerek

(born 1978) – a writer, journalist and traveller. He collaborates with a number of magazines, including Polityka, Nowa Europa Wschodnia, Ha!art, Dwutygodnik and Tygodnik Powszechny. He debuted as a co-author of Paczka radomskich [A Pack of Radomskie Cigarettes] (2010). His book Przyjdzie Mordor i nas zje, czyli tajna historia Słowian [Mordor Will Come and Devour Us – A Secret History of Slavs] – a collection of reportage texts from a trip to Ukraine written in gonzo style – was awarded with the Polityka Passport in 2013. His latest novel Siódemka [Seven] (2014) is devoted to Polish reality stretching along the road no. 7. Apart from that, he is the author of an alternative vision of Polish history contained in the book Rzeczpospolita zwycięska [Victorious Commonwealth] (2013).