Wojciech Karpinski

Poland, 1943

Wojciech Karpinski studied literature at the University of Warsaw. Later, he taught at Yale, Texas University and New York University. He has been living in Paris since 1982, where he was a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He was a long-time editor of literary journal Zeszyty Literackie and published books such as Fajka van Gogha (‘Van Gogh’s Pipe’, 1994), Portret Czapskiego (‘Portrait of Czapski’, 1996) and Prywatna historia wolnosci (‘A Private History of Freedom’, 1997).