Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski, Prague 2010

Before becoming a writer, Andrzej Sapkowski studied economics and worked as a sales representative.

His short story, The Witcher (Wiedźmin) was published by Fantastyka in Poland in 1986. This led to a series of short stories and novels, and his popularity grew through the 1990s.

He has won five Zajdel awards and the prestigious Polityka's Passport award, which is awarded annually to artists who have strong prospects for international success.

In 2001 the Witcher was adapted into a TV series and computer game.

His books have been translated into a total of 17 languages: Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Lithuanian, German, Spanish, French, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Finnish, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, English, Italian, Dutch and Swedish.

We look forward to welcoming Andrzej to Dublin for Shamrokon.