Julia Fiedorczuk

Julia Fiedorczuk is a writer, poet, translator, researcher and a practitioner of ecocriticism, emphasizing the world-making power of literature. The significant issue in her works is the relationship between human beings and their planetary environment. She is affiliated at the Institute of English Studies at Warsaw University.

Julia Fiedorczuk released short stories collections: „Poranek Marii” (“Maria’s Morning”), „Bliskie kraje” (“Close countries”), novels: „Biała Ofelia” (“White Ophelia”), „Nieważkość” (“Weightlessness”; nominated for the Nike Literary Award) and „Pod Słońcem” (“Under the Sun”) as well as six poetry volumes. The latest of those, „Psalmy” (“Psalms”) was awarded the Wisława Szymborska Prize, Poland’s most prestigious prize for Poetry. She publishes essays as well, including „Cyborg w ogrodzie. Wprowadzenie do ekokrytyki” („Cyborg in the garden. Introduction to ecocriticism”) and „Ecopoetics” (in collaboration with the Mexican poet Gerardo Beltrán). Julia Fiedorczuk created the program of the School of Ecopoetics at Warsaw’s Institute of Reportage.

Julia Fiedorczuk publishes widely in popular media, including „Zadra”, „Literatura na świecie”, „Dwutygodnik”, „Tygodnik Powszechny”, „Pismo”, „Przekrój” and monthly magazine „Znak”. She is a columnist of the most popular Polish weekly, „Polityka”. Her writings have translated into over 20 languages.

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