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Jan Ekier, photo: Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe

Pianist, educator, composer and Chopinologist. Born on the 29th of August 1913 in Kraków. Died in Warsaw on the 15th of August 2014.

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Jerzy Giedroyc, Maison-Laffitte, 1987, photo by Bohdan Paczowski

Politician and journalist, founder and editor of the Paris-based journal "Kultura" which became an island of non-conformism in a world divided by the Cold War.

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A poet, novelist, columnist, editor at "Odra" in Wrocław, and a collaborator with the Kalambur Theatre, she has won the Piętak, Kościelski, City of Wrocław, and Ministry of Art and Culture Prizes.

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Stanisław Barańczak, photo: Elżbieta Lempp

A poet, translator, literary critic, essayist, scholar, editor and lecturer. A leading poet of the "New Wave" where he combined literary work with scholarship and politics.

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Poet, translator, essayist, and editor. Born in 1961 in Warsaw.

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Małgorzata Saramonowicz, photo: Elżbieta Lempp

An author of four novels, three of which are subtle psychological studies, and one - an opening to a fantasy saga. She was born in 1964 in Warsaw.

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