The page of Andrzejewski, Jerzy, English biography
Jerzy Andrzejewski (1909-1983) was born in Warsaw into a middle-class family. His father was a grocer and mother the daughter of a provincial doctor. Andrzejevski studied Polish literature at the University of Warsaw, without taking a degree, and contributed to the literary weekly Prosto z mostu. He had started to write in his early boyhood. Andrzjewski's first works Drogi nieuniknione (1936), a volume of short stories, and Lad secra (1938), published in Prosto z mostu, showed the influence of such French Catholic writers as François Mauriac and Georges Bernanos. Lad secra received the award of the Polish Academy of Literature. Andzejewski was called the most gifted Catholic writer of his country, a "Polish Mauriac."