Janusz Głowacki

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Janusz Głowacki
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Born Janusz Andrzej Głowacki
(1938-09-13)September 13, 1938
Poznań, Poland
  • Playwright
  • Essayist
Nationality Polish
Alma mater University of Warsaw
Notable works
  • Antigone in New York
  • Fortinbras Gets Drunk
  • The Fourth Sister
  • Hunting Cockroaches
Notable awards
Spouse Ewa Zadrzyńska (divorced)
Partner Olena Leonenko
Children 1

Janusz Głowacki (born September 13, 1938) is a Polish playwright, essayist and screenwriter.[1]


Głowacki wrote the screenplay for Andrzej Wajda's Polowanie na muchy (1969) (The Hunting of Flies) and co-wrote the screenplay of the popular Polish movie Rejs (The Cruise), released in 1970.

He emigrated in 1981 to New York City in the wake of the imposition of martial law on Poland by its Communist government. There he was nominated for The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play for Antigone in New York (1994).[2] He is prominent in New York City society and the arts.

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ Trojanowska, Tamara (2003), Stephan, Halina, ed., "Many happy returns: Janusz Głowacki and his exilic experience", Living in Translation: Polish Writers in America, Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics Series, Rodopi, 38, p. 259, ISBN 9042010169. 
  2. ^ Helen Hayes Award Nominees & Recipients, theatreWashington, retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  3. ^ Encyklopedia teatru polskiego, "Janusz Głowacki", Encyklopedia teatru polskiego, retrieved 2016-08-17 
  4. ^ "Nagroda Prezydenta Miasta Gdańska "Neptuny"" (in Polish). Oficjalny serwis Miasta Gdańska; http://www.gdansk.pl. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Edition 2013". Jan Michalski Foundation. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 

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