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Wojciech Tochman, photo: Forum

Wojciech Tochman (b. 1969) is a Polish journalist, reporter, and writer. He covers stories first hand from the most conflict–ridden parts of the world. He has written for Gazeta Wyborcza and its weekly reportage supplement Duży Format.

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Melchior Wańkowicz, photo: Wojciech Druszcz /Reporter/East News

Melchior Wańkowicz was a writer, journalist, and publicist, noted for his travel reports, his work on the battle of Monte Cassino and his reports from the Polish Armed forces during WW2.

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Jacek Hugo-Bader, photo: Przemysław Getka / Reporter/East News

One of the most valued Polish reporters covering the countries of the former USSR

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Okładka (nid 6255824)

Hanna Krall was presented with the Würth-Preis literary award in Stuttgart. The writer was chosen in recognition of her merits in the "field of a literary search for the traces of a bygone yet still present world of Jews in Poland"

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Bolesław Prus (Aleksander Głowacki), photo: Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa Polona

Prus was a member and co-creater of the positivist movement, which formed itself (chiefly in Warsaw) in the beginning of the 1870s.

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Marian Brandys, photo. Włodzimierz Wasyluk

Historical writer, essayist, journalist. Born on the 25th of January, 1912, died on the 20th November, 1998. Brandys made his debut as a writer with feature stories from Poland and abroad, among them a reportage on the construction of the Nowa Huta district in Kraków.

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Mariusz Szczygieł, photo: Jacek Waszkiewicz/REPORTER

Journalist and author; best-known for his intuitive reportages on the Czech nation and its optimistic approach to life, death and the (non)existence of God.

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Krzysztof Varga, photo: Marcin Rutkiewicz / Reporter / East News

A writer and journalist; his preoccupation with illness has earned him the name of the top hypochondriac of Polish literature.

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Michał Witkowski, Photo: Donat Brykczyński / Reporter / East News

Writer and journalist, also a literary critic early on his career; he has represented Poland at a number of literature festivals abroad.

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Stefan Żeromski, rep. Piotr Mecik / Forum

Prolific writer, playwright, journalist; he is the author of works which are possibly the most emotionally committed in the history of Polish literature.

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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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Portrait of Władysław Stanisław Reymont by Leon Wyczółkowski, photo: CC

Novelist, short story writer, journalist. Nobel Prize laureate in 1924. His books give a truly kaleidoscopic view of the Polish society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Stefan Bratkowski, photo by Włodzimierz Wasyluk

One of the outstanding Polish journalists of the last few decades; his lasting interest in economics, histroy, engineering and management have always been approached through humanism.

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Włodzimierz Odojewski, Warsaw, 26 June 2006, photo: Włodzimierz Wasyluk

He made a name for himself as a writer, a radio script-writer and a journalist, and has also been the recipient of many literary awards.

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The strong points to his writing are his excellent ear, style, sense of humor, unembarrassed eroticism, "peasant" and "masculine" identity, and his honesty.

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Eminent essayist, journalist, translator and writer of fiction broke into print in 1949 with "Violets are Unlucky", a collection of stories.

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A journalist and novelist; took part in the Warsaw Uprising and was imprisoned after the fall of the Uprising in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

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Krzysztof Rutkowski, Warsaw, 2009, photo by Donat Brykczyński / Reporter

He is a literary historian of the Romantic period, translator, journalist and essayist. He lectures at both French and Polish universities.

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