Stefan Chwin

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Stefan Chwin
Stefan Chwin (2000).jpg
Born (1949-04-11) 11 April 1949 (age 68)
Occupation writer
Nationality Polish
Ethnicity Polish
Citizenship Polish

Stefan Chwin (born 11 April 1949 in Gdańsk) is a Polish novelist, literary critic, and historian of literature whose life and literary work is closely linked to his hometown. He holds a post of Literature Professor at the University of Gdansk, his professional interests are focused on romanticism.

The most well-known novel by Stefan Chwin is entitled Hanemann (1995). It has been translated into German, Swedish, Spanish and English; the plot of the novel is set in Gdańsk in the wake of World War II.

In 1997 he received the "Erich Brost Danzig Award" for his merits on Polish-German reconciliation.[1]