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Andrzej Stasiuk

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Born in Warsaw in 1960, Andrzej Stasiuk has risen to become one of the most important and interesting writers at work in Eastern Europe today. Author of over a dozen books and winner of many prizes, he came to writing in an unusual way: in the early 1980s, he deserted the army and spent a year and a half in prison as a result. The resulting collection of short stories, The Walls of Hebron, was a huge success. He and his wife, Monika Sznajderman, also run a small publishing house in Poland, Czarne.

Books by Andrzej Stasiuk

On the Road to Babadag

A brilliant and ground-breaking collection of travel narratives from Central and Eastern Europe.

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'A major work of modern fiction... He’s an accomplished stylist with an eye for the telling detail that brings characters and situations to life... Like the Dublin of Joyce’s Ulysses, the city itself becomes a central personality of the book… I caught a flavor of Hamsun, Sartre, Genet and Kafka in Stasiuk’s scalpel-like but evocative writing' Irvine Welsh, New York Times Book Review

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