Jacek Dukaj

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Jacek Dukaj
Jacek Dukaj
Jacek Dukaj
Born (1974-07-30) 30 July 1974 (age 46)
Tarnów, Poland
Alma materJagiellonian University
Notable worksKatedra, Czarne oceany, Inne pieśni, Perfekcyjna niedoskonałość, Lód
Notable awardsBronze Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis
European Union Prize for Literature

Jacek Dukaj (born 30 July 1974) is a Polish science fiction and fantasy writer. He has received numerous literary prizes including the European Union Prize for Literature and Janusz A. Zajdel Award.


Jacek Dukaj and Anna Kańtoch - laureates of the 2010 Janusz A. Zajdel Awards

His short stories have been translated into English, German, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Hungarian, Italian, Bulgarian. His first story, "Golden Galley," was translated into English by Wiesiek Powaga and published in The Dedalus Book of Polish Fantasy. Michael Kandel's translation of "The Iron General" has been published in A Polish Book of Monsters and his translation of fragments of "The Cathedral" into English is available online. "The Apocrypha of Lem", a mock-review in Borges' tradition, written as an afterword for reedition of Lem's "A Perfect Vacuum", was published in "Lemistry", translated by Danusia Stok. The Old Axolotl is the first book of Dukaj published in English (in 2015).[citation needed] In 2017, English language rights to Ice were acquired by London-based publisher Head of Zeus. The publication date will be announced once the novel is translated.[1]





  1. ^ "ICE: 1000-page Polish Science Fiction Masterpiece to HoZ". Head of Zeus. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Jacek Dukaj odznaczony medalem „Zasłużony Kulturze – Gloria Artis”" (retrieved March 27, 2017)
  3. ^ ŚLĄKFA; list ow winners (retrieved March 27, 2017)
  4. ^ "Jacek Dukaj laureatem Nagrody Kościelskich" (retrieved March 27, 2017)
  5. ^ "Polska Europejska Nagroda Literacka 2009 dla Jacka Dukaja" (retrieved March 27, 2017)

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