Eminent writer and literary scholar Stefan Chwin won the Jan Heweliusz Academic Award of the City of Gdańsk for 2013 in the humanities and social sciences. The prize was awarded for his outstanding achievements in the field of literary studies and research on the Polish and European culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is worth stressing that the prize, awarded since 1987, is considered to be the most important academic and scientific award in Pomerania and is referred to as the Gdańsk Nobel Prize. Congratulations!
Professor Stefan Chwin, connected with the Faculty of Languages of the University of Gdańsk, is a well-known and highly regarded novelist, literary critic, essayist, and literary historian. In his academic research, he focuses on Romantic inspirations in the literature and art of the 14th and 20th centuries, basing his findings on the works of Gombrowicz, Witkacy, Miłosz, Konwicki, and Dostojewski. He received Polityka’s Passport for his novel Hanemann published in 1995. He is also the winner of many other prestigious awards and distinctions, such as the Kościelski Award, the Andreas-Gryphius Prize, and the Polish PEN Club Award. He lives in Gdańsk.
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