A conversation with Jacek Dukaj
Jacek Dukaj is one of Poland’s most esteemed and prolific authors of speculative fiction, winner of
the European Union Prize for Literature and Kościelski Award for his 1000-page novel Ice.
Social, cultural, and technological transformations are re-shaping our minds and lives, redefining
what it means to be human. How do we reckon with these seismic shifts? What can a writer of
fantasy tell us about writing “at the limits of humanity, reason & language”?
The conversation — with the participation of Ursula Phillips, an outstanding translator who is
currently working on the English translation of Ice — will be moderated by Eva Stachniak, a
Canadian writer of historical fiction, and hosted by Tamara Trojanowska, a Professor of Polish
theatre and literature.
To RSVP, email Prof. Aleksandra Swiecka
Jacek Dukaj is a Polish writer and author of novellas, short stories and essays. He’s a worldbuilder, storyteller and idea man who—at the limits of humanity, reason and language—practices his art of the great narrative and immersive fiction. He was born in 1974 and lives in Cracow, Poland. Supported by Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto.