foto: Magda Moniczewska

Patrycja Nowak

Patrycja Nowak scenarzystka / autorka

I write. I have been working for television for years as a scriptwriter, but I also write scripts for feature films and plays, as well as prose. I studied at the Jagiellonian University, graduating in journalism and comparative civilizations studies.
I was born in Tarnów. My mother was an administrative director of the theater there, my father was a journalist, the editor-in-chief of the local newspaper, the authors of scripts for performances and lyrics for songs. Our home was full of artists, of colorful birds. It was not an ordinary childhood – it was the best one I could imagine.
For two years we lived in a heritage manor in Dołęga, where my parents worked as custodians. I recall that time as magical, because it was hard for a girl only a few years of age to believe that this manor with its park, antique furniture, paintings, and knick-knacks was her home. I grew up in interesting times, at the collapse of the People’s Republic and the dawn of capitalism. All that has undoubtedly affected who I am today.
I have earned by writing ever since I came of age. I began as a journalist, back in my studies I ran a now-defunct Krakow city magazine called Aktivist. I wrote for culture and women’s magazines. I edited books, including Swiss literature. Yet I quickly learned to write stories of my own, and this I do to this day. I write for adults and for children. Writing is my profession, my passion, and a wonderful adventure. Much like Zadie Smith, I find the notion of making people out of dependent clauses to be a remarkable thing.

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