Marcin Wronski


Marcin Wronski about Chartres

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Marcin Wroński (1972, Lublin, Poland) studied Polish literature and language at the Catholic University of Lublin. Before devoting himself wholeheartedly to becoming a writer he worked as a columnist, a radio journalist, a secondary school teacher and an editor at various Polish publishing houses. Wroński’s debut novel appeared in 1992. Since then he has published six novels. He has also written countless short stories and articles, cabaret sketches, essays and plays. Wroński combines literary tradition with elements from mass culture in his work, whereby the complex Polish-Jewish-Russian-German history of his native city of Lublin often plays a role in the background.

In Poland he’s known mainly as the author of historic crime fiction with Inspector Maciejewski as the main character. Up until now he has published in this series Morderstwo pod cenzurą (Death under censure, 2007), Kino Venus (Cinema Venus, 2008) and A na imię jej będzie Aniela (And she shall be called Aniela, 2011). Wroński also wrote a political thriller about today’s Poland: Officium Secretum. Pies Pański (Officium Secretum. Domini Cane, 2010).

Morderstwo pod cenzurą and Kino Venus were nominated for the ‘Great Calibre Prize’ (the most prestigious prize for authors of crime fiction in Poland). The Russian rights for these books were sold to Gesharim/Bridges of Culture Publishing in Moscow. Studio Kalejdoskop, a Polish production company, has bought the film rights.

In 2009 Marcin Wroński was awarded the honorary title of Bene Meritus Terrae Lublinensi (honorary citizen of Lublin) for the way in which he managed to conjure up the history of Lublin in his Inspector Maciejewski novels.


W ramach realizacji projektu citybooks lubelski i pisarz Marcin Wroński (1972, urodzony w Lublinie, absolwent polonistyki KUL, pisarz i redaktor, debiutował zbiorem opowiadań "Udo Pani Nocy", autor cyklu kryminałów retro o komisarzu Maciejewskim, dwukrotnie nominowany do Nagrody Wielkiego Kalibru, uhonorowany tytułem Bene Meritus Terrae Lublinensi 2009) odbędzie rezydencję artystyczną w Chartres w marcu 2012 roku.