Discipline: Literature

Anna Bikont

Discipline: Literature
Region: Warsaw Mazowsze, POLAND
MacDowell fellowships: 2016, 2020

Anna Bikont completed her book In Search of the Lost Children about the famous Polish Righteous Among the Nations Irena Sendler. Bikont's previous books include a biography of Wislawa Szymborska, the recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature, and The Crime and the Silence, about the massacre of Jews by Poles in Jedwabne. The Crime and the Silence was selected in the 100 Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and won the National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust books. In 2011, she received the European Book Prize for the French version of the book.