Carl Tighe lived in Poland for several years. After teaching first at Wroc aw University, he was one of the first appointments to the new University of Gdansk. In 1980-1, he worked at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and helped run a small radio monitoring service for Solidarno. He is the author of Gdansk (Pluto Press, 1990) and Rejoice! and Other Stories (Cape, 1992).