chicago1.jpgMonika Muskala, born in Poland in 1966, has lived in Austria since 1993. For several years she was the foreign correspondent for the Polish newpaper Gazeta Wyborcza and for the BBC (Polish section). She translates German-language playwrights such as Werner Schwab, Thomas Bernhard and Heiner Müller for Polish publishers and theatres. Her essays and interviews have been published in the theare magazines didaskalia and Dialog. Her first play “Journey to Buenos Aires. Work in Regress” (together with Gabriela Muskala) was awarded several prizes in Poland. Monika Muskala wrote the text for two book projects by the Austrian photographer Andreas Horvath: “Yakutia – Siberia” (Bentieli publishers, Switzerland) and “Heartlands – Sketches of Rural America” (Fotohof edution, Austria). Amongst the collaborative projects that she has worked on are the documentary films “The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik” and “Views of a Retired Night Porter”, which won first prize at the Karlovy Vary 2006 film festival.