Meet the novelist

Gaja Kolodziej (1989) is a novelist, a psychologist, and a translator.

Since 2012 she has been a member of the Polish Writers’ Association, and in the tenure 2014-2017 she worked as its Board Secretary. Moreover, in 2015-2017 she was a board member of the Foundation of the House of Literature and Creative Work Houses.

Since 2012, Gaja Kołodziej have been managing a virtual creative writing school for adults and teenagers. Apart from teaching, she organises writing contests, and considers authorship the essence of her life.

So far she has had over 100 author meetings countrywide.

Gaja Kolodziej has a master’s degree in psychology from the Maastricht University in the Netherlands. In the academic year 2016-17, she took part in a postgraduate course  in creative writing at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Science. Currently, she resides in New Zealand, where she completed writing her first novel in English as part of PhD studies in creative writing at Massey University.

Apart from writing, she pursues her other passions: she travels the world, practices martial arts, and learns Asian languages.