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Zofia Romanowiczowa

Zofia Romanowiczowa, Jours, France, August 1987
Zofia and Kazimierz Romanowicz in Paris, September 1998

Zofia Romanowiczowa (born Zofia Górska; 18 October 1922 – 28 March 2010) was a Polish writer and translator.

When Libella, on the Ile Saint Louis, from 1946 to 1993. Together they founded Galerie Lambert in 1959, one of the most important centers of polish culture abroad after World War II. She received the Kościelski Award in 1964. In 1976 she signed the Letter of 59.

In addition to poems written while in concentration camp, her literary contributions include twelve novels, a collection of translations of Troubadour poems into Polish, and numerous short stories and articles which she published over the years in the journals Wiadomosci (London), Kultura (Paris), and in Poland in "Tygodnik Powszechny", "Nowa Kultura", and "Odra". She wrote in Polish. Three of her novels were translated into French: Przejscie przez Morze Czerwone" (1960, in French: "Le Passage de la Mer Rouge"), was also translated into English ("Passage through the Red Sea"), German and Hebrew; "Lagodne oko blekitu" (1968 in French: "Le Chandail Bleu") and "Na Wyspie (1984, in french: "Ile Saint Louis").

She belonged to the Union of Polish Writers in Exile, and, since 1989, to the Union of Polish Writers. The archives of her work can be found in the Emigration Archive of the University of Torun Library.

She died in Lailly en Val, near Orleans (France) in 2010, aged 87.

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