Anna Frajlich, Senior Lecturer in Slavic Languages at Columbia University, was named laureate of the 2015 Prize by the Union of Polish Writers in Exile, which is based in London. Frajlich, the author of 10 books of poetry, one prose volume, and two books of criticism about the work of Jozef Wittlin and Czeslaw Milosz, was awarded the prize for her work as a whole. "Her literary roots lie deep in Polish, Jewish and American culture, but it is in the Polish language that she finds a safe haven and belonging.... The journey, exile, the passing of time are frequent themes in her works, but she seeks not only her own place in the world, but goodness and beauty. Her work has a deep humanitarian dimension."
The announcement of the award was made at the Lazienki Palace in Warsaw during the ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Union of Polish Writers in Exile.
For more information on the award and quotations from the citation (in Polish), follow this link.