Novels for young people written by Marta Fox have been best-sellers for the last few years and have taken first places in the readers' charts.

 

MARTA FOX


      a poet, novelist, columnist, winner of many awards in national literary competitions. Twice awarded with Grand Prix in National Competition of Love Literature - in 1989 (prose) and in 1994 (poetry). In 1995 awarded with the Literary Prize of Polish Section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) in a competition "The Book of the Year" for a novel for young people "Agaton-Gagaton: How Beautiful To Be Myself". A holder of the Ministry of Culture and Art scholarship in 1999.

 

       Member of the Polish Writers Society.

Published 40 books (novels, poetry, short-stories, essays). Her poetry tames the most striking and darkest states of soul, analyses states of consciousness and subconsciousness. Eroticism of her poems corresponds with modern American confessional lyrics. Her poetry can be passionately romantic and sensual, and seek symbols or meanings of another dimension at the same time. It focuses on personal emotional experiences.

 

     Called by the critics a revelation of Polish novel for young people. Her writing bravely touches on gender and maturation issues. It focuses on difficult decisions demanding responsibility and a change of attitude towards life. Marta Fox doesn't moralise, but one can see a definite system of values in her novels. Her novels are psychologically deep and show the unique morality of Polish schools and young people's mentality.

Novels for young people written by Marta Fox have been best-sellers for the last few years and have taken first places in the readers' charts.

 

       Most important prizes:

 

1989 - Grand Prix in prose category in the National Love Literature Contest - the statue of the Copper Cupid.

1989 - First Prize in the field of literary criticism for an essay about Anne Sexton - Warsaw Poetry Autumn.

1994 - the title of the baroness conferred by the Polish Monarchist Council.

1994 - grant awarded by the voivide of Katowice for realization of a poetic-musical performance "To Cry Red Rain".

1994 - Grand Prix in poetry category in the National Love Literature Contest- the statue of the Copper Cupid.

1995 - prize in "The Book of the Year 1995" contest organized by the Polish section of the International Board on Books for the Young (IBBY) for a novel "Agaton-Gagaton: How Beautiful it is to be Yourself"

1997 - February - "It Could Have Happened. It Must Have Happened. An Encounter in a Poem with Wislawa Szymborska" - 4th position in the bestseller list in "Gazeta o Ksiazkach" of "Gazeta Wyborcza".

1998 - Prize of Honour in XX International November of Poetry in Poznan for a book "It Could Have Happened. It Must Have Happened. An Encounter in a Poem with Wislawa Szymborska".

1999 - one year's scholarship awarded by the Department for Promotion of Creativity of the Ministry of Culture and Art.

2000 - prize in "The Book of the Year 2000" contest organized by the Polish section of the International Board on Books for the Young (IBBY) for a series of six mininovels "First Love".

Marta Fox joined the Wroclaw division of the Association of Polish Writers.

 

 



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