Ziemowit Szczerek: The True and Imagined Central Europe
– Poland



Born in 1978. Journalist and writer focusing in the bulk of his work on matters of Central and Eastern Europe. He writes for the Polish press, e.g. for ”Polityka”, ”Nowa Europa Wschodnia” and „Tygodnik Powszechny”. His books include: Przyjdzie Mordor i nas zje, czyli tajna historia Słowian (2013), Rzeczpospolita zwycięska (2013), Siódemka (2014) and Tatuaż z tryzubem (2016). His recent publications include Międzymorze. Podróże przez prawdziwą i wyobrażoną Europę Środkową (2017) and Siwy dym albo pięć cywilizowanych plemion (2018) – a futurist vision of Europe in 2050, gradually indulging in deep chaos. He was awarded the “Paszport Polityki” prize in 2014. His books have been receiving regular nominations for the most significant Polish literary awards.