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Who is Andrzej Sapkowski?
Born on 21st June 1948, Andrzej Sapkowski is a Polish author, essayist, translator and a trained economist. He is most well known for his series The Witcher, a series of six books and a collection of short stories all set in this fantasy world. He also has another hit series, Hussite Trilogy.
He takes a lot of influence from Slavix Mythology, and you can see it often in his work. He is a five-time recipient of Zajdel Award, which is Poland’s most popular prize for Sci/Fi and Fantasy.
Sapkowski’s books have been translated into 37 languages, which makes him the second most-translated Polish Sci/Fi and Fantasy writer, after Stanisław Lem. His books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Sapkowski is often described as the “Polish Tolkien”, and it is clear to see reading any of his fantasy works that he is so rightly deserved of having this title.
21st June 1948 in Łódź, Poland.
Fantasy, Historical Fantasy.
– was published as part of a writing competition in Poland.
The Witcher (1986)
The Witcher #0.5 part 1/6
Published by Fantastyka
4.60 out of 5 on Goodreads
Blood of Elves (1994)
The Witcher #1
Published by SuperNOWA
4.10 out of 5 on Goodreads
Below you can find out more about the book series he has done and the best reading order for them.
1990: Janusz A. Zajdel Award for his short story Mniejsze zło (The Lesser of Two Evils)
1992: Janusz A. Zajdel Award for his short story Miecz przeznaczenia (Sword of Destiny)
1995: Raczyński Library Award for lifetime achievements
1996: European Science Fiction Society Hall of Fame: author
2002: Janusz A. Zajdel for his novel Narrenturm
2016: World Fantasy Award—Life Achievement for The Witcher saga
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