Paweł Sołtys: The Richness of Language Imagination
– Poland



Born in 1978. A vocalist, lyricist and music composer. Under his pseudonym Pablopavo, he has issued about a dozen music albums. Laurate of the “Paszport Polityki” award in the popular music category (2014). He studied Russian philology, yet he did not finish it. His short stories have been published in literary magazines, e.g. “Lampa”, “Rita Baum” or “Studium”. His prose debut, Mikrotyki, received the Marek Nowakowski Literary Award along with three other nominations for prestigious Polish literary awards (Paszporty Polityki, Gdynia Literary Award, “Nike”). As Krzysztof Varga put it: “These are extraordinarily condensed short stories, ornamented by so many spectacular parallels and metaphors, so that one needs to read them very carefully, enjoying the richness of Sołtys' language imagination.“