Cezary Michalski

Studied Polish Literature and Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Slavic Studies at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He was a member of the editorial board of literary quarterly “brulion”, “Tygodnik Literacki”, as well as social and political magazines: “Debata” and “Europa”. He served as a columnist and deputy editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper “Dziennik”. From 1994 to 1996 he was the head of the Culture Department of the Programme 1 TVP S.A. and from 1996 to 1997 deputy director of the radio network “Plus”. Currently, he works as a columnist and member of the team of “Krytyka Polityczna”, and regularly publishes in “Tygodnik Powszechny”. He is the author of two volumes of essays: “Powrót człowieka bez właściwości” (Return of a Man without Qualities) and “Ćwiczenia z bezstronności” (Excersises in Impartiality); two novels: “Siła odpychania” (The Power of Repulsion) and “Jezioro radykałów” (The Sea of Radicals); the volume of short stories “Gorsze światy” (Lesser Worlds); and two book-length interviews with the well-known polish sociologist Jadwiga Staniszkis and the politician Janusz Palikot.