Otwinowski Stefan

Prose writer, playwright, born in Pyzdry near Kalisz in 1910, died in Krakow in 1976. He studied Polish at the University of Warsaw and studied dance at the Warsaw Opera. He also appeared as an actor in theaters and cabarets. In the years 1934-1935, he was a member of the “S” art club. During the occupation, activist of the artistic underground in Warsaw. From 1945 he lived in Krakow, until 1948 he was the literary manager of Krakow theaters, for many years president of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Writers’ Union. Until 1950 he worked in Dziennik Literacki, then in Życie Literackie.

Author of columns such as:

Indiscretions and memories

diary and heresies

Cracow notebook

Author of novels and plays:

Life lasts four days



A good omen


Inhuman time

In 1938 the winner of the Kalisz Award, in 1946 the Krakow Land Award, in 1960 the Krakow Award, in 1969 the 2nd degree awards of the Minister of Culture and Art

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