11/10/2017 | Speakers

Maciej Parowski

A Polish publicist, essayist, writer and translator. He is a critic of science-fiction, chief editor of Nowa Fantastyka from 1992–2003, and editor of several science-fiction series and anthologies. Chief editor of Czas Fantastyki. Author of several science-fiction stories and a book, from the social science-fiction genre, most of his fiction works are from 1970s and 1980s. In the late 1990s he was involved in a major discussion in Polish science-fiction literature, revolving around the Janusz A. Zajdel Award and the distinction between “serious” and “pop” sci-fi. Editor and supporter of several Polish comics. In 2006 he received an award for support of Polish comics, the humoris causa. In 2007 received silver medal for Cultural Achievements Gloria Artis from Polish Minister of Culture, and in 2010 – Mackiewicz Prize (second place) for novel “Burza”.