Gębski, Ireneusz


Ireneusz Gębski (born 1958 in Pępice near Kielce) is a Polish writer. His debut collection of short stories, Dyrektorzy (Managers), was published under the GRSTK Ster imprint in 1986. It has been followed by Monolog małomównego mężczyzny (The Monologue of a Quiet Man, 1989) and Myśli i fraszki magazyniera (Thoughts and Limericks of a Storeman, 1989). Then, he wrote a range of books, including an autobiographical novel Spowiedź bezrobotnego (The Confession of the Unemployed, 2009), W cieniu Sheratona (In the Shade of the Sheraton, 2011), a novel based on the author’s migration experiences in Blackpool, UK, Moja żmija (My Adder, 2013), and Od moroszki po morwę (From Cloudberry to Mulberry, 2014).

He has also contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Dziennik Bałtycki, Zielony Sztandar, Karuzela and Przekrój. He was awarded for the Distinguished Service to Polish Culture by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2010. He lives and works in Gdańsk.


– complied by Wiktor Bojanowski


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