Justyna Bargielska (1977) is a poet and writer living in Warsaw. She was a laureate of the Rainer Maria Rilke Poetry Competition (2001) and the Jacek Bierezina Special Award (2002). She received the Gdynia Literary Award twice (2010 and 2011) and was nominated for the Wisława Szymborska Award and Nike Award. Her poetry has been translated into a number of languages, including English and Slovenian. She has published the following books of poetry: Dating Sessions, 2003; China Shipping, 2005; Dwa fiaty , 2009; Bach for my baby, 2012; Szybko przez wszystko, 2013; Nudelman, 2014; and the prose books: Obsoletki, 2010; and Małe lisy, 2013.
Bargielska’s latest book, Nudelman (2014), contains dark and upsetting poetry, far from her old playfulness and lightness. She »takes on a new, stronger, at times brutal yet still poetic story. She reminds us that man is not invincible but rather breakable.