Bio

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Photo: © Copyright Mariusz Smiejek 2015, all rights reserved.

A.M. Bakalar’s first novel Madame Mephisto was published in 2012 and was a reader nomination for the 2012 Guardian First Book Award. She is the first Polish woman to publish a novel in English since Poland joined EU in 2004.

Her writing has appeared in various publications, including The Guardian and The International New York Times. She was the editor of Litro Magazine Polish Issue and her short story ‘Whatever Makes you Sleep at Night’ was published in Wasafiri. Asia also appeared on BBC Radio 3 Night Waves, Proms Plus Literary, BBC Radio 4 At Home Abroad. Her short story ‘Woman of Your Dreams’ was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015. Her second novel Children of Our Age is published in October 2017.

Asia was born and raised in Wroclaw, Poland. She lives in London.

A.M. Bakakar’s Blog: http://ambakalar.tumblr.com/

You can contact Asia via email: ambakalar@gmail.com