Anna Błasiak (Anna Hyde)

Studied Art History in Warsaw, Film Studies in Kraków and Arts Policy and Management in London. Translated over 40 books from English into Polish (mainly children’s books, including Anthony Horowitz’s South By South East) and fiction from Polish into English (by Mariusz Czubaj, Wioletta Grzegorzewska, Jan Krasnowolski, Kaja Malanowska, Daniel Odija, Anna Augustyniak, Mirka Szychowiak, Irit Amiel and Renia Spiegel [mainly as Anna Hyde]). Also translated some poetry into Polish (by Maria Jastrzębska, Mary O’Donnell, Nessa O’Mahony, Martina Evans, Vesna Goldsworthy, Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese, Tishani Doshi and Pascale Petit) and into English (by Mirka Szychowiak, Radosław Wiśniewski, Edward Pasewicz, Rafał Gawin and Joanna Fligiel). Worked in museums and a radio station, ran magazines, wrote on art, film and theatre. Writes poetry in Polish (Więź, Kwartalnik artystyczny, Dekada literacka, ArtPapier, Kwartalnik Szafa, Śląska Strefa Gender, Nowy BregArt, Obszary Przepisane, Inter, WydawnictwoJ, Helikopter) and in English (Exiled Ink e-Mag, The Blue Nib, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Queer Riveter, Impspired Magazine, The High Window and Modern Poetry in Translation). Published in several anthologies in Polish, English and Romanian. The first book, dual language collection with photographs by Lisa Kalloo Kawiarnia przy St James’s Wrena w porze lunchu / Café by Wren’s St James-in-the-Fields, Lunchtime is out now from K.I.T Stowarzyszenie Żywych Poetów in Poland and Holland House Books in the UK. Lili, a book-length interview with Lili Pohlmann carried out by Anna is out in November 2020 (Holland House Books). Helps run the European Literature Network. Lives in Ramsgate in the UK.

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