Kępski, Piotr


Piotr Kępski (born 1973) is a Polish prose writer, translator, and the editor of Bohema, an independent Polish-Czech internet magazine that he helped to set up. He studied psychology and philosophy in Warsaw and Trier. His debut novel, Druga Ameryka (Second America), was published under the pen name Walter Sobczak in Warsaw in 2005 by WKTS Publishing House. The book was followed by Single (Single People, 2009), which depicts the experiences of young Polish migrants in London.

He has contributed to numerous literary magazines, such as Studium, Akcent, Ha!art, Kresy, Pogranicza, Pracownia, Portret, Pro-Arte, Undergrunt, Weles, and Wyspa. His writings were shortlisted in the University of Gdańsk Literary Competition 2003 and Stanisław Grochowiak’s Prose Competition 2004 among others. The author has also translated numerous contemporary short stories and poems from Czech into Polish.

He lives and works in Warsaw.


‒ compiled by Aneta Ostrowska


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