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Andrzej Szczypiorski

Polish writer (1928-2000)

1928   -   2000

country of citizenship: Poland
languages spoken, written or signed: Polish
occupation: writer, politician, opinion journalist, prosaist
award received: Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Arts and Culture Prize of German Catholics, Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts order, Andreas Gryphius Prize, Nelly Sachs Prize, Medal of the 10th Anniversary of People's Poland, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, Pour le Mérite, Commander of the Order of Polonia Restituta
position held: Member of the Senate of the Republic of Poland

Andrzej Szczypiorski (pronounced [ˈandʐɛj ʂt͡ʂɨˈpjɔrskʲi] (listen); 3 February 1928 – 16 May 2000) was a Polish novelist and politician. He served as a member of the Polish legislature, and was a Solidarity activist interned during the military crackdown of 1981. He was a secret police agent in the 1950s.
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