Marian Pilot (b. in 1936 in Siedlików near Ostrzeszów, Province of Wielkopolskie) is regarded as one of the main representatives of the so called peasant trend in Polish prose. He is a laureate of numerous literary awards, although as he says he is a “lazy writer who publishes a book once in a decade”. In 1965 he was awarded the Stanisław Piętak Prize for the novel Sień/The Hallway, and the Władysław Reymont Prize for his literary achievements. In 2011 he became the Nike Prize winner for the novel Plume.
He also published: Pantałyk, 1970, Zakaz zwałki/A Dump Ban, 1974, Jednorożec/The Unicorn, 1978, Wykidajło/A Chucker-out, 1980, Matecznik, 1988, Bitnik Gorgolewski (autobiographical novel), 1989, Cierpki. Oboki. Nice, 2003, Gody, 2009, Plume, 2010.
Photos Eliza Szwede
Instytucja współprowadzona przez Samorząd Województwa Mazowieckiego oraz Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego