Andrzej Tichy was born in Prague to a Polish mother and a Czech father. He has lived in Sweden since 1981.
The author of five novels, a short story collection and a wide range of nonfiction and criticism, Tichy is widely recognized as one of the most important novelists of his generation. His novel Eländet (Wretchedness) is a post-political foray into modern day Swedish society. It was shortlisted for the August Prize 2016, Sweden’s most prestigious literary prize.