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Jerzy Franczak

Jerzy Franczak, born in 1978, is a prose-writer, essayist, literary scholar, critic, and academic teacher. He is the author of novels, short-story collections, essays, and two books on contemporary literature. He has worked, among other positions, as a television and radio journalist. He was the editor-in-chief of the literary and arts Nowy Wiek magazine. For several years he hosted the programme on new publications, Czytelnia, for TVP Kultura. 

photo Piotr Kaliński - PIO

He has also published his own collections of short stories Three Storys (2001), Squib (2004), and Algae, Calques, and Cogs (2004). He is also the author of a collection of essays, Gravitations (2007), and the dissertations on contemporary literature: Something about Unreality (2002), The Search for Reality: The Polish World View and Modernist Prose (2007). His works also include several novels: The Fitting Room (2008), The Inhuman Comedy (2009), Da capo (2010), NN (2012), and Sainte Fabeau (2017). His writings have been translated into Italian, French, German, English, Slovenian, Slovakian, and other languages. He works with Twórczość, HA!art, and Tygodnik Powszechny. Jerzy Franczak teaches literature, creative writing and cultural studies at the Faculty of Polish Studies and the Faculty of Cultural Studies of Jagiellonian University.


1998 Stanisław Grochowiak Prize

2000 Stanisław Czycz Prize

2000 Premio Tivoli Prize (Italy)

2003 Polityka magazine Award

2003–2004 Foundation for Polish Science research grant

2008 Krakow’s Book of the Month

2008 Prime Minister’s Prize for PhD thesis

2011–2014 Ministry of Education research grant



Novels and short stories

2017 Sainte-Fabeau

2012 NN

2010 Da capo

2009 Nieludzka komedia / The Inhuman Comedy

2008 Przymierzalnia / Fitting Room 

2004 Szmermele / Squib

2001 Trzy historye / Three Storys


2007 Grawitacje / Gravitations

Academic monographs

2009 Poszukiwanie realności: Światopogląd polskiej prozy modernistycznej / The Search for Reality: The Polish World View and Modernist Prose


2002 Rzecz o nierzeczywistości / Something about Unreality

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