Szczepan Twardoch, born in 1979, is an outstanding author of contemporary literature. His breakthrough came with “Morphine” (2012), which won the Polityka Passport Award and was appreciated by readers and critics alike. In 2016, Twardoch and his translator, Olaf Kühl, won the Brücke Berlin Prize for the German version of “Drach”, and Twardoch won the Samuel Bogumil Linde Award in 2019. His latest publications were the highly praised novel “Der Boxer” [“The Boxer”], the diary “Wale und Nachtfalter” [“Whales and Moths”] and the novel “The Kingdom”. Szczepan Twardoch lives with his family in Pilchowice, Silesia.