Miroslaw Nahacz was found dead yesterday, apparently having committed suicide.
Nahacz was a Lemko from Gladyszow in the Beskid Niski but moved to Warsaw at an early age. He was a student of cultural studies at the University of Poland at the time of his death.
Nahacz burst onto the Polish cultural scene in 2003 with the publication of his first novel, Osiem czery (Eighty Four), which won an award from the Natalia Gall and Ryszard Pollak Literature Foundation. His second novel, Bombel, appeared in 2004 also to much acclaim.
Excerpts in English from both novels can be found on the author’s website (click “English” from the menu, otherwise in Polish).
Photo: Art Papier