Public Figure Profiles

Michal Witkowski

Michał Witkowski is a Polish novelist.

His first "official" work, Copyright, published in 2001, was a collection of short stories. However, he had previously published, Zgorszeni wstają od stołów in 1997 as Michał S. Witkowski, with the S. standing for Sebastian.On December 17, 2004, Lubiewo was published — a radically queer novel that sold an estimated 15,000 copies. The novel has been translated into German, English (Lovetown), Spanish, Dutch, Finnish (2007), French, Russian, Czech, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Slovenian (2010) and Hungarian (2010). His next collection of stories Fototapeta (Photo-wallpaper) was published in 2006 by W.A.B. More recently, Witkowski has published two "queer crime novels", in which a gay writer named Michał Witkowski acts as first-person narrator and detective: Drwal (The Woodcutter, 2011) and Zbrodniarz i dziewczyna (The Criminal and the Girl, 2014).

Witkowski was nominated three times for the Nike Award, Poland's best-known literary award: in 2006 for Lubiewo (shortlist), in 2007 for Barbara Radziwiłłówna z Jaworzna-Szczakowej (longlist), and in 2012 for Drwal (longlist). Lubiewo won the Gdynia Literary Prize in 2006, and Barbara Radziwiłłówna z Jaworzna-Szczakowej was awarded the Paszport Polityki in 2007. Lovetown, the English translation of Lubiewo was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2011.

He is a permanent contributor of Ha!art, a Polish cultural magazine and since July 2014 a contributor to Wprost, having previously worked for six years for Polityka. He is also author of a fashion blog, Fashion Pathology.

He describes himself as a homosexual He rejects the label "gay" as a personal identity as referring to a subculture in the queer community, those commonly represented by popular culture.

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Some of their strengths

Michal Witkowski has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Hardworking, Reliable, Loyal, Optimistic, Intuitive, and Curious.

Smart and Hardworking

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Michal Witkowski is someone who is a smart, hardworking, reliable, and loyal person, who is detail-oriented and orderly, but also generous and optimistic. A person who is known for being a good partner.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Michal Witkowski well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Michal Witkowski as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Michal Witkowski is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Patient and Perseverent

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Michal Witkowski tends to be someone who is patient, faithful, hardworking and persistent, and who wants to achieve a lot in life. Who tends to be rather private when it comes to expressing feelings, enjoys being independent and self-sufficient, and who is not afraid of any obstacle.

Some of Michal Witkowski's challenges

While Michal Witkowski has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Michal Witkowski can be Indecisive, Emotional, Suspicious, Stubborn, Unrealistic, Standoffish, and Unfocused.

Suspicious and Stubborn

One of Michal Witkowski's key challenges is that they are someone who can be suspicious and stubborn.

Unfocused and Indecisive

Michal Witkowski is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Callous and Stubborn

Finally, Michal Witkowski also can come across as cold and unemotional, be too dismissive of others' opinions, and be overly suspicious, selfish and crafty.

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