"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan



Mariusz Wilk

Mariusz Wilk, born in 1955, is a journalist and the cofounder of several independent publications in the Wroclaw area. He took part in the strike in the Gdansk Shipyard in 1980, editing the Biuletyn Informacyjny "Solidarnosc," which he headed until December 13, 1981. He was also press spokesman for the Gdansk Solidarity Regional Board. From the imposition of martial law, he was sought by the Security Service. He remained hidden until his arrest on December 11, 1982. He was released just before the amnesty of July 1983. Later, he became involved in the Movement of New Entrepreneurship in Gdansk.Mariusz Wilk is a writer and traveller who resided in Northern Russia for over a decade. Detained during Poland’s martial law, he is the co-author of the book Konspira : "rzecz o podziemnej „Solidarności” – Conspiracy" : the story of the trade -union"Solidarity” (1984). In 1989, he abandoned civilization, travelled to the Sołowieckie Islands and then to Lake Oniega. His books Wilczy notes – “Wilk’s Notebook” (1998) and Wołoka (2005) were previously published in the columns of "Kultura”, "Zeszyty Literackie” and "Rzeczpospolita.

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Bibliography :
House on the Oniega (2006)
Woloka (2005)
Wilczy notes (1998)
The Journals of a White Sea Wolf (Harvill Pr , 2003)


tammy vitale said...

Fascinating....are you reading those books in his language? or a translation (go ahead, tell me "his language" and make me feel really inferior! =])

Anonymous said...

His language, but do not feel inferior :) Fascinating for a polish ear - the language enhanced by added russian words.

Anonymous said...

no właśnie! przełożone na angielski już pewnie nie brzmią tak dobrze.
he he