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Narcyza Żmichowska, fot. wikimedia

Writer, conspirator, pedagogue, author of revolutionary curricula for girls.

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Natalia Fiedorczuk-Cieślak, photo: Leszek Zych/Polityka

A vocalist, instrumentalist, writer and culture animator. In 2016, she was nominated for 'Polityka' Passports for her debutant novel How to Fall in Love With Shopping Centres (Jak pokochać centra handlowe).

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Tadeusz Borowski, photo: Benedykt Jerzy Dorys / www.polona.pl

Poet, prose writer, publicist. He was born in 1922 in Żytomierz in CCCP, and died tragically in 1951 in Warsaw. He was a prisoner of Auschwitz and Dachau.

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Paulo Leminski, photo: from the poet's family archive

Brazilian poet and writer of Polish descent. Born on 24th August, 1944, in Curitiba, capital of the state of Paraná in southern Brazil, died there on 7th June, 1989.

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Stefan Grabiński, photo: L. Oberhard / National Digital Archives

Writer, one of the precursors of fantasy fiction in Poland. Born on 26th February, 1887 in Kamianka Strumilova (present-day Kamianka Buzka) by the Bug River, died on 12th November, 1936 in Lviv.

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Agata Tuszyńska in her house, Warsaw, 26 September 2007, photo: Włodzimierz Wasyluk

Agata Tuszyńska is a poet, reporter, writer, literature and theatre historian. She has received the Ksawery Pruszynski Award bestowed by Polish PEN Club. She was born in 1957 in Warsaw.

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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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Marek Krajewski, photo:Wojciech Karliński

Marek Krajewski is a prose writer and author of celebrated novels. He is a classical philology graduate specializing in Latin. He was born on 4th of September 1966 in Wrocław.

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Zygmunt Mycielski, photo: Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa Polona

Composer, writer, music activist. Born 17 August 1907 in Przeworsk, died 5 August 1987 in Warsaw. He completed school in Kraków and, where he was taught music by Father Bernardino Rizzi In 1928, following Karol Szymanowski’s advice, he continued his musical education in the École Normale de Musique in Paris with Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger.

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Krzysztof Niemczyk, Paris, 1986. Photography by Eustachy Kossakowski, copyright Anka Ptaszkowska, courtesy of MoMA Warsaw

A legendary figure of Kraków’s artistic life. A writer, whose only novel was published after his death. Self-taught painter and musician whose formal education ended in primary school.

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Stanisław Janowski, "Portrait of Gabriela Zapolska", 1903

Actress, author of novels, playwright, columnist. She was born on the 30th of March 1857 in Podhajce near Łuck, she died in Lviv on the 21st of December, 1921...

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Witold Adamek on the set of Juliusz Machulski's movie "How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weigh?", 2008, photo by Renata Pajchel / Studio Filmowe "Zebra"

Cinematographer, writer and producer. As one of the most versatile Polish filmmakers, this interest was inspired by his artistic talents in painting, drawing, and later photography.

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Photo: Stefan Władysław Kozłowski

While he wrote under many pseudonyms, most everyone in Poland knows him as one of the most outstanding essayists. Also an epistolographer, he wrote in Polish and French.

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Photo by Tadeusz Pozniak / Reporter

Reporter and writer; she debuted in 1972 with a book presenting her views on America as a journalist.

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Jerzy (Nikodem) Kosiński (born under the surname of Lewinkopf, also used the pseudonym of Joseph Novak) was a writer, actor, a photographer and a screenwriter...

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Stanisław Witkiewicz, photo: from the collections of the Tatry Mountains Museum in Zakopane

Painter, illustrator, art critic and theoretician, a writer representing the nineteenth-century trend of realism, creator of the Zakopane style in architecture.

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Roman Brandstaetter

A Poet, novelist, playwright, publicist, and dramatist; he took an active interest in literary discussion and history.

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Film director, screenwriter, writer. He made history in Polish filmmaking by creating one of the icons of Polish mass culture; Franz Mauer [Bogusław Linda], the main character of Psy.

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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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