Andrej Stasiuk is a Polish novelist, travel writer and essayist. In the 1980s, he joined the pacifist movement and, after deserting from the army, spent a year and a half in a communist prison. In 1987, he left Warsaw and settled in the Beskid Mountains near the Polish-Slovak border, where he founded Czarne, currently one of the leading Polish publishing houses featuring contemporary Polish, as well as Central European, authors. His works of fiction in English translation include the novels Nine and White Raven and the collection of short stories, Tales from Galicia. His travel writing includes Fado and On the Road to Badabag. His most recent books, not yet translated into English, are Taksim and Dziennik pisany później [A Diary Written in Retrospect].
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