Paweł Huelle

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Paweł Huelle

Paweł Huelle (born 10 September 1957 in Gdańsk, Poland) is a Polish prose writer.

Huelle studied Polish philology at Gdańsk University, and later became a journalist. He worked for a time for the press service of Solidarność (Solidarity). He has also taught literature, philosophy, and history. He was director of the Polish Television in his home town from 1994 to 1999.

His literary debut came in 1987 with Weiser Dawidek, made into a film, Weiser, by Wojciech Marczewski in 2000.

In 2001, we won the Paszport Polityki Award for his book Mercedes-Benz. Z listów do Hrabala, and in 2008 he was nominated to Nike Award for his novel Ostatnia wieczerza ("The Last Supper").


  • Weiser Dawidek (1987)
  • Opowiadania na czas przeprowadzki (1991) (trans. Moving House and Other Stories Bloomsbury 1994)
  • Wiersze (1994)
  • Pierwsza miłość i inne opowiadania (1996) (trans. "The first love and other stories")
  • Mercedes-Benz. Z listów do Hrabala. (2001) (trans. Mercedes Benz Serpent's Tail 2005)
  • Hans Castorp w Sopocie. Zaginiony rozdział z 'Czarodziejskiej Góry' (2002) (trans. Castorp Serpent's Tail 2007)
  • Byłem samotny i szczęśliwy (2002) (trans. "I was lonely and happy")
  • Ostatnia Wieczerza (2007) (trans. The Last Supper Serpent's Tail 2008)
  • The Gift of Freedom, short essay, English, June 2009

Works in Translation


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