Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki

Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki | Photo by Darek Foks

Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki, born 1967, Polish novelist, poet, screenwriter, film director, and student of theology, philosophy and Icelandic language and literature, completed his studies at Silesian University’s Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice, Poland, where he now lectures. Currently living in Vienna, Austria, Klimko-Dobrzaniecki holds dual Polish and Icelandic citizenship.

He is writing novels and books for children and making short films. Among others he published short story collections Bieława West Station (2003, reprinted with title Nutter in 2007), Coq au Porn (2013) and Domestic Gender and Other Stories (2018); novellas Rose’s Home. Krýsuvík (2006) and Lullaby for a Hanged Man (2007); novels One. Two. Three (2007), First Things (2009), Bornholm, Bornholm (2011), Greeks Go Home To Die (2013), The Pathologist (2015), Loneliness (2015), To Leave Iceland (2016) Lilac Thieves (2019); and a children’s book Bangsi (2012).

Outstanding awards and distinctions

  • 2007 – shortlisted for Nike Literary Prize
  • 2007 – shortlisted for Paszport Polityki Prize
  • 2007 – shortlisted for Cogito Prize
  • 2013 – Golden Owl Prize
  • 2020 – shortlisted for Angelus Central European Literature Prize

Books

Short story collections

  • Bielawa West Station / Stacja Bieława Zachodnia (2003)
  • Nutter / Wariat (2007)
  • Coq au Porn / Pornogarmażerka (2013)
  • Dżender domowy i inne historie / Domestic Gender and Other Stories (2018)

Novellas

  • Rose’s House. Krysuvik / Dom Róży. Krýsuvík (2006)
  • Lullaby for a Hanged Man / Kołysanka dla wisielca (2007)

Novels

  • One Two Three / Raz. Dwa. Trzy (2007)
  • First Things / Rzeczy Pierwsze (2009)
  • Bornholm, Bornholm (2011)
  • Greeks Go Home to Die / Grecy umierają w domu (2013)
  • The Pathologist / Preparator (2015)
  • Loneliness / Samotność (2015)
  • To Leave Iceland / Zostawić Islandię (2016)
  • Lilac Thieves / Złodzieje bzu (2019)

Children’s book

  • Bangsi (2012)

Books by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki