Marek Hlasko

Marek Hlasko, born in 1934, was a representative of the first generation of writers to come of age in post-Holocaust Poland. Known for his brutal prose style, he fell out of favor with Communist authorities in the 1950s and spent the rest of his life as a wandering exile until his death in 1969. His translated works include the novels Killing the Second Dog, Eighth Day of the Week, Next Stop–Paradise, and The Graveyard, and a memoir, Beautiful Twentysomethings. His novel about Israel,All Backs Were Turned, will be published by New Vessel Press in December.