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Name:  Adam Zagajewski  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other Poetry

Born: 1945 in Lwow, Poland


Illinois Connection

Adam is currently a faculty member at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adam is a Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist. He was awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit, and twice received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. In 1992, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He won the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and is the second Polish writer to be awarded, after Czesław Miłosz.

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