Anna Wanik is a graduate of philosophy and Czech philology, translator from Czech, founder of Kukatko Foundation which promotes Polish-Czech cultural cooperation. She was also the coordinator of the Literary Citizens’ Budget within the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016’s programme. Translator of Marek Sindelka’s short story collection “Zůstaňte s námi” (“Stay with us”) published by Afera Publishing House in 2016. In 2014 she was assigned to complete a project for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland called “Poland? How it is eaten” – it became one of the most interesting promotional campaigns popularizing Polish food in the Czech Republic. In 2017 she organized a conference “Academy of a Good Bookseller” during which booksellers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and other countries shared their experience of working in independent bookshops.
Her residency in Prague will be mostly dedicated to the translation of „Nícení” by Ivana Myšková, a young writer from the Czech Republic and it is the result of an invitation from České literární centrum. ČLC is an organisation dedicated to support Czech writer and hence also the translators of Czech literature, which makes it more popular and accessible around Europe. During her residency, Wanik will also focus on active participation in the literary scene there in order to enable new cooperations between Wrocław and Prague in the future.