Chopin Theatre, Polish Cultural Institute NY and Seminary Bookstore welcome Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk, one of the brightest literary talents to emerge in East and Central Europe since communism’s end.

Stasiuk, who spent time in prison after deserting the army, used this experience for his 1992 literary debut, Mury Hebronu, which established him as a literary force. His work has been widely translated throughout Europe with four books available in English. Outside of writing he breeds sheep and llamas with his wife in Czarne, a secluded Carpathian mountain range. Here they have established the small but prestigious publishing company, Wydawnictwo Czarne. In this his first US tour, Andrzej Stasiuk appears at PEN World Voices Festival alongside Salman Rushdie and Patti Smith. He has received many awards including the Nike, Poland’s highest literary prize.