Jerzy Sosnowski (writer)


May 28, 2022

Jerzy Wojciech Sosnowski (born May 14, 1962 in Warsaw) - Polish writer, columnist, columnist, TV and radio journalist, historian of Polish literature, literary critic, university teacher.

Curriculum vitae

He studied Polish philology at the University of Warsaw, then he was a doctoral student there. He is a literary historian specializing in the Young Poland period, as well as a literary critic. He taught Polish at the non-public Author's Secondary School No. 42 in Warsaw. He was a lecturer at the Teachers College in Suwałki and at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He participated in the development of one of the Polish language teaching programs in secondary schools. He worked as a speech culture specialist at the Association of Polish Stage Artists. He published in "Gazeta Wyborcza". In March 2005, he became a regular columnist for the Więź monthly. Currently, he publishes columns on the website In the 90s he worked in TVP as the head of cultural journalism at TVP1. He was one of the journalists creating the Pegaz cultural magazine. He was also the head of the humanities programs department in Telewizja Edukacyjna TVP. In 2000, he started working for Polish Radio: first in the Polish Radio, then in Trójka, where from February 2001 (with a break between September 30, 2007 and April 2, 2009) he was one of the hosts of the TV program Klub Trójki. In Trójka, he also ran the Literary Investigation Bureau, and from September 4, 2009, also the Trójka Quality Mark. As the head of trade unions, he participated in the protest against the employment of Michał Karnowski. By the decision of the director of Trójka, Jacek Sobala, on February 22, 2010 (until further notice), Jerzy Sosnowski was removed from the antenna due to statements to the press about a conflict at the station, in which he was supposed to infringe the interests of Polskie Radio SA. On April 10 and 11, 2010, during the weekend of the Polish Tu-154 disaster in Smolensk, he hosted two special programs devoted to this event, and on April 13, 2010 he again hosted the Three Club. In 2006, he started working with TVP Kultura, resigning from it after a few weeks (in October), to return at the end of August 2007. Member of the Polish Language Council of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the 5th (2011–2014) and 6th (2015–2018) terms of office. On March 17, 2016, the new authorities of Polish Radio, established at the beginning of the same year, unilaterally terminated Sosnowski's employment contract: with three months' notice without the obligation to work. In May 2018, the District Court in Warsaw ruled that the termination of the contract with the editor and head of the Troika trade unions was unlawful, stating that the journalist had the right to criticize the employer and awarded damages in the amount of three months' salary, which was demanded in the lawsuit. From March 2017 to July 2018, he was the host of the Nasłuchwanie program on Tok FM. Since July 2020, he has been associated with Radio Nowy Świat, where he hosts journalistic programs "Point of view" and "Century of wonders".

Awards and distinctions

2001 - Award of the Kościelski (after the Polyhedron) 2003 - award of the Poznań Review of Publishing News "Book of Autumn 2003" (for the Gulf Stream) 2004 - two nominations for Polityka's Passport in the category of "Literature" (for Prąd Zatokowy) 2006 - Złoty Grot (award of the Art Education Promotion Association) for an artist whose activity and achievements inspire the activity of young humanists and for crossing the borders between literature, criticism, social and popularizing activities and for remaining himself in all these lands 2009 - nomination for the title of Master of Polish Speech (9th edition of the competition) 2011 - Golden Cross of Merit 2016 - Father Józef Tischner 2016 - nomination for the Nike Literary Award for the collection of essays What God Has Done to Chimpanzees

Creativity and Publications

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