27 November 2014 It is worth writing about death

“Pop culture has accustomed us to killing itself; however, not to death. We are affected by every death as something extraordinary and scandalous, and this is something that keeps astonishing me – after all we live in cemeteries,” Szczepan Twardoch in the Polityka weekly tells Justyna Sobolewska why the reader will not find catharsis in his new book Drach, wonders what blood bonds are, and convinces her that it is worth writing both about love and death.

Szczepan Twardoch – a prose writer from Upper Silesia; the author of the novel Morfina (Morphine), for which he received Polityka’s Passport (an award of the Polityka weekly) in 2012. A columnist of Polityka and the Wysokie Obsacy Extra magazine. A winner of the Nautilus Award for his short story Rondo, for the best Polish fantasy short story published in 2006. His collection of short stories Tak dobrze was nominated to the Gdynia Literary Award. A linguist and a Silesian culture expert, often referring to the issue of his identity and roots.

The writer participated in a meeting with the readers Silesia – A Homeland, held as part of this year’s Conrad Festival.

Prose writer from Upper Silesia. He has come a long way from fantasy short stories to a novel Morfina (Morphine) for which in 2012 he received Polityka's Passport (an award of the Polityka weekly). He is a columnist of Polityka and Wysokie Obcasy Extra. He won the Nautilus Award for his short story Rondo for the best Polish fantasy short story published in 2006.