Polish Cultural Institute New York
Szczepan Twardoch (born 1979) is the author of Morphine (2012), winner of the Polityka Passport Prize and the Nike Literary Prize Reader’s Choice Award. His novel Drach was also shortlisted for the Nike Prize, and the German translation received the Berlin Brücke Prize. His new novel The King, about the actions of Jewish gangsters in the midst of economically and ethnically-divided Warsaw before the Second World War, is be published in Poland in October 2016. He lives in Pilchowice, a small village in Silesia, Poland.