The 2020 Marek Nowakowski Literary Award has been won by Marta Kwaśnicka, author of Pomyłka, a collection of short stories.
The jury, comprising Maciej Urbanowski (chair), Włodzimierz Bolecki, Wojciech Chmielewski, Janusz Drzewucki, Irena Makarewicz, Krzysztof Masłoń and Mateusz Matyszkowicz, praised Kwaśnicka "for her sophisticated literary analysis of human identity, breathing new life into psychological prose in the best tradition, her finely crafted stories in the form of narrative miniatures, for broadening the formula of storytelling to include new possibilities in terms of genre, and for fashioning an original portrait of the younger generation growing up in an independent Poland."
Marta Kwaśnicka is a writer, critic and editor. She is the author of three literary works: Krew z mlekiem, Jadwiga and Pomyłka. For the first of these she received the Identitas Award for Literature, the Four Columns Literary Award and was nominated for the Józef Mackiewicz Literary Prize. For Jadwiga she won the Skrzydła Dedala Literary Award (Wings of Daedalus Literary Award). Her works have appeared in The Tablet, Christianitas, Nowy Napis, Arcana, Pressje and Kontexty. From 2011-2017 she lectured on cultural history at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow.