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Kuczok, Wojciech
Kuczok was born in 1972 in Chorzów. The young Polish poet, prose author, film critic and screenplay writer now lives in Cracow. In 2000, he was nominated for the NIKE prize, the most important Polish literature award, for his prose debut “Opowiesci slychane” (Overheard Stories). Three years later, in 2003, he was awarded “Polityka” magazine’s literature prize for the story “Gnój” (“Muck”) which was also awarded the NIKE prize a year later. This made Kuczok the youngest ever winner of the award.
Wojciech Kuczok writes for the magazines “Twórczość“, “Tygodnik Powszechny“ and others. His debut as a screenplay writer came with the script for the successful feature film “Pręgi” (Poland, 2003), which won the Golden Lion for 2004 at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
Wojciech Kuczok was also a contact person during the journalist’s educational visit to Upper Silesia organized by Büro Kopernikus.
Opowiesci samowite (Stories Believed, Bytom: FA-art, 1996),
Opowiesci slychane (Overheard Stories, Cracow: study books by the publishing house Zielona Sowa, 1999),
Szkieleciarkim (Cracow: Zielona Sowa, 2002),
Gnój (Muck, Warsaw: W. A. B., 2003),
Widmokrag (In a Circle of Ghosts, Warsaw: W. A. B., 2004).
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