Malgorzata Janerka
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Wroclaw, Poland
About Me:
I am a Ph. D. student of Spanish literature (Warsaw University) and a translator.
Books And Authors I Like:
My list is under construction, but I can't imagine it without Chandler, Vazquez Montalban and Marek Krajewski (to add some local flavour :-), Andrea Camilleri, Boris Akunin and Eduardo Mendoza.

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At 9:49pm on February 23, 2008, Rick Mofina said…
Hi Malgorzata: Welcome to the community of crime fiction. One of my failings in life is that I never learned the Polish language from my father. To honour him, the detective in my first series is named Walter Sydowski, of Polish American descent. In the first book of the 5 in the series (title IF ANGELS FALL) there is some reference, slight, to Sydowski's memories as a child during WWII. Many people enjoy the series.
Again, welcome,
At 10:08pm on August 11, 2007, Malgorzata Janerka said…
Wow. Not many people are so socially aware... I'm sure donating to libraries is a good thing and deserves to be promoted. Generous and clever :-)
At 10:39am on August 11, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Greetings from New Orleans, USA. I've never had a friend in Poland. What do you think of Roberto Bolano? I loved The Savage Detective...
My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
At 8:26am on May 24, 2007, Malgorzata Janerka said…
Thank you, Pari!
Here you can see the most popular first names in Poland.
And yes, I'm there :-). But I like this name anyway. The short version, Gosia, easier for foregners but confusing ("why are you using two different names?").
Are you thinking of giving that name to someone in your next book? Hope it's not the victim :-)
At 7:04am on May 24, 2007, Pari Noskin Taichert said…
I love your name, Malgorzata. Is it common in Poland?
At 7:51pm on May 22, 2007, Malgorzata Janerka said…
Thank you! When I finish writing my paper I'll have so much time to read. And I'll be ready for some cross-cultural humour test ;-)
At 11:29am on May 22, 2007, Norm Cowie said…
Try American humor.. Hiaasen, Barry, Evanovich, Konrath ...and, wait, I have some too.
Norm Cowie
At 3:44am on May 19, 2007, Malgorzata Janerka said…
I'm not that much into the American Mystery Fiction (yet? :-) to judge the similarities - of course, the basic hardboiled features as invented in the Black Mask, etc, are similar, so in some way the answer is always yes... The flavouring (themes/problems, setting, etc. always changes and this is where the biggest difference is. Intertextuality is also quite a point to the "local" ones, as you call them, but as I said, I'm not that much into... etc.
Translations: Krajewski (PL) - no, hoping this changes, Vazquez Montalban (SP), yes, Mendoza (SP) yes, Camilleri (IT), yes, Akunin (RU), yes.
At 3:28am on May 19, 2007, Robert K. Foster said…
Greetings Malgorzata. Are the local authors you mention in your book favorites available in English translations? Do they write similar stories to American Mystery fiction?
At 5:25am on May 14, 2007, Malgorzata Janerka said…
Dzień dobry, Jochem,
Try Marek Krajewski in German (there is no English translation (yet?), not sure about Dutch).

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