About the Author

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).