Witkowski, Michal

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Witkowski, Michal Gender: M
born on 17 January 1975 at 15:20 (= 3:20 PM )
Place Wroclaw, Poland, 51n06, 17e0206
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: PTA
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°51' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 23°11 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°30'


Polish homosexual novelist. He rejects the label "gay" as a personal identity as referring to a subculture in the queer community, those commonly represented by popular culture.

His first "official" work, Copyright, published in 2001, was a collection of short stories. However, he had previously published, Zgorszeni wstają od stołów in 1997 as Michał S. Witkowski, with the S. standing for Sebastian.

On December 17, 2004, Lubiewo was published — a radically queer novel that sold an estimated 15,000 copies. The novel has been translated into German, English (Lovetown), Spanish, Dutch, Finnish (2007), French, Russian, Czech, Lithuanian, Ukrainian and Hungarian (2010). His next collection of stories Fototapeta (Photo-wallpaper) was published in 2006 by W.A.B. More recently, Witkowski has published two "queer crime novels", in which a gay writer named Michał Witkowski acts as first-person narrator and detective: Drwal (The Woodcutter, 2011) and Zbrodniarz i dziewczyna (The Criminal and the Girl, 2014).

Witkowski was nominated three times for the Nike Award, Poland's best-known literary award: in 2006 for Lubiewo (shortlist), in 2007 for Barbara Radziwiłłówna z Jaworzna-Szczakowej (longlist), and in 2012 for Drwal (longlist). Lubiewo won the Gdynia Literary Prize in 2006, and Barbara Radziwiłłówna z Jaworzna-Szczakowej was awarded the Paszport Polityki in 2007. Lovetown, the English translation of Lubiewo was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2011.

He is a permanent contributor of Ha!art, a Polish cultural magazine and since July 2014 a contributor to Wprost, having previously worked for six years for Polityka. He is also author of a fashion blog, Fashion Pathology.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

PTA quotes Jacob Ruszkowskiemu quoting Michal. [1]


  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction