Jakub Kornhauser was born in 1984. A Polish poet, essayist, and translator, he was the son of the poet Julian Kornhauser, representative of the New Wave poetry movement. He holds a PhD degree and is one of the co-founders of the Centre for Avant-Garde Studies in the Jagiellonian University’s Department of Polish Studies. He conducts research on the literature of Romanesque countries and is particularly interested in avant-garde literature, including experimental literature. He is the author of many translations from Romanian, Serbian, and French and occasionally translates from English and German. He is the editor of several periodicals and editorial series and author of more than a dozen works, including seven volumes of poetry and one book of prose. In 2016, he won the Wisława Szymborska Award for the poetry volume entitled Drożdżownia (“The Yeast Factory”). In 2021 he was nominated for the Gdynia Literary Prize for the book Premie górskie najwyższej kategorii (“Mountain climbs hors catégorie”). Jakub is also interested in art criticism and enjoys cycling, hiking in the mountains, and long walks. He lives in Cracow.