Bio

 

Marcin Wroński (1972, Lublin, Poland) studied Polish literature and language at the Catholic University of Lublin. Before devoting himself wholeheartedly to becoming a writer he worked as a columnist, a radio journalist, a secondary school teacher and an editor at various Polish publishing houses.

Wroński’s debut book appeared in 1992. Since then he has published six novels. He has also written countless short stories and articles, cabaret sketches, essays and plays. Wroński combines literary tradition with elements from mass culture in his work, whereby the complex Polish-Jewish-Russian-German history of his native city of Lublin often plays a role in the background.

In Poland he is known mainly as the author of historic crime fiction with Police Commissioner Zygmunt Maciejewski as the main character. Up until now he has published in this series Morderstwo pod cenzurą ("Murder Under Censorship", 2007), Kino Venus ("Cinema Venus", 2008), A na imię jej będzie Aniela ("And She Shall Be Called Aniela", 2011) and Skrzydlata trumna ("The Flying Coffin", 2012). Wroński also wrote a political thriller about today’s Poland: Officium Secretum. Pies Pański ("Officium Secretum. Domini Cane", 2010). Morderstwo pod cenzurą, Kino Venus and Officium Secretum were nominated to the ‘Great Calibre Prize’ (the most prestigious prize for authors of crime fiction in Poland). The Russian rights for these books were sold to Gesharim/Bridges of Culture Publishing in Moscow. Studio Kalejdoskop, a Polish production company, has bought the film rights. In 2009 Marcin Wroński was awarded the honorary title of Bene Meritus Terrae Lublinensi (Meritiorious for Lublin's Region) for the way in which he managed to conjure up the history of Lublin in his novels about 'Zyggie' Maciejewski. In 2012 he was awarded the Medal of the Mayor of Lublin.

The author is actually writing the 5th retro crime with Maciejewski Pogrom w przyszły wtorek ("Pogrom on the Next Tuesday") and he is working on screenplays based on his novels.


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