Marcin Viha
Things that I didn't throw away


"Things that I didn't throw away" — a book about what is not particularly accepted to talk about: about death, the experience of loss, the memory of the departed loved ones. And also-about the indissoluble connection with the past, about words and silence, about a person who never disappears without a trace. Turning to the world of ordinary things, the author tells the story of his mother, behind which there is a Story with a capital letter, of which we are all a part. The book won the prestigious Politika Magazine Prize, the Witold Gombrowicz Prize, and the main Polish literary prize "Nike" (2018). Marcin Viha (b. 1972) is a graphic artist, designer of covers, posters and logos, essayist.

ISBN 978-5-89059-407-5