Krasnowolski, Jan


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Jan Krasnowolski (born 1972 in Cracow) is a writer and translator. His debut collection of short stories, Dziewięć łatwych kawałków (Nine Easy Pieces, 2001), was published in Cracow by Zielona Sowa. It has been followed by another collection of stories about the reality in Cracow, Klatka (A Cage), published in 2006. The same year the writer left Poland and settled in Bournemouth, England. His next book Afykańska elektronika (African Electronics, 2007) depicts his migration experiences in the UK.

Jan Krasnowolski has also contributed to a variety of literary journals including Studium, Lampa, Odra, Ha!art, and Kartki. His style of writing is often classified as a ‘lad lit’, a literary genre that features books written by men and focusing on young male characters, particularly those who are selfish, insensitive and afraid of commitment. The author is a winner of three Machina Magazine Creative Writing Awards.


– compiled by Justyna Nakonieczna


The following are links to Polish websites with information about the author and his works: