Jane Rogoyska

Jane Rogoyska is British writer and filmmaker of Polish origin, best known for her 2013 book Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa[1][2][3][4] and for her 2019 novel Kozlowski (2020 Desmond Elliott Prize longlist).[5]

Jane Rogoyska
Occupationwriter, filmmaker
LanguageEnglish
NationalityBritish
EducationCambridge University
Notable worksGerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa
Website
janerogoyska.com

BackgroundEdit

 
Rogoyska studied at the Łódź Film School (here, circa 2010)

Rogoyska's grandfather served in Intelligence during the 1910s-1920s and, as deputy director of the Bank of Poland when World War II started, fled with his family on a government train that helped take gold secretly out of the country.[6] Rogoyska's father grew up in England and married an Englishwoman. Rogoyska grew up in England and only learned Polish as an adult.[6] She received an MA in modern languages from Christ's College, Cambridge University and an MA in film production from the Northern Film School (Leeds) and Polish National Film School (Łodź).[1][3][7]

CareerEdit

 
Rogoyska wrote a book about Gerda Taro (here, on the Guadalajara front, circa July 1937)

Rogoyska made short films and commercials until 2010, when she refocused on writing, with particular interest in the 1930s through the Cold War.[1][2] The 2013 book Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa explores Taro's life and relationship with Capa.[3][8][9] The 2021 book Surviving Katyn examines the history of the Katyn Massacre.[10][11][12] During research, she discovered that her own great-uncle Ludwik Rynkowski was one of the victims at Katyn.[6]

Rogoyska has also taught at the National Film & Television School, Derby University, Greenwich University, Royal College of Music, and the University of London.[7]

WorksEdit

 
Rogoyska has written about her ancestral Poland, most recently about the 1940 Katyn Massacre (here, map of massacre sites)
Books
Radio & Theatre
  • Shooting with Light (2015-2016)
  • Still Here: A Polish Odyssey (2018)[3][20][21]
Short Films (writer/director)
  • I Don’t - NSFTV/FUJI Scholarship (1995)
  • A Quiet Laugh - PWSFT/NSFTV/STO Films (1996)
  • Waiting for the Light - Tin Fish Films (1998)
  • Funeral of the Last Gypsy King - Arcane Pictures/London Production Fund (1999)
  • Not Waving - Arcane Pictures (2001)

AwardsEdit

  • 1995: for I Don’t:
    • BAFTA nomination
    • MGM prize (Fuji Scholarship Competition)
  • 1996: for A Quiet Laugh: Special Jury Prize (Balticum Festival)
  • 1999: for Funeral of the Last Gypsy King:
    • Best Short Film (San Diego International Film Festival)
    • Special Jury Prize (Festival de Cine de Huesca)
    • Audience Award (International Short Film Festival of Siena
  • 2020: Desmond Elliott Prize longlist of the National Centre for Writing[22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jane Rogoyska". Royal Literary Fund. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Jane Rogoyska". One World. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "Jane Rogoyska". Holland House Books. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Jane Rogoyska". David Highham Associates. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Desmond Elliott Prize 2020 longlist revealed". National Writing Centre. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "About". Jane Rogoyska. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b "CV" (PDF). Jane Rogoyska. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  8. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (2 November 2013). "Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa by Jane Rogoyska – review". Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Jane Rogoyska: Gerda Taro and Photojournalism". Jewish Book Week. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  10. ^ Conradi, Peter (8 April 2021). "Surviving Katyn by Jane Rogoyska, review — a torturous history of the massacre". Sunday Times. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Uncovering the truth about WW2's Katyn massacre". History Extra. 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Surviving Katyn". Kirkus Reviews. 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  13. ^ Rogoyska, Jane; Bade, Patrick (2011). Gustav Klimt. Parkstone Press International. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  14. ^ Rogoyska, Jane (2013). Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa. Jonathan Cape. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  15. ^ Rogoyska, Jane (2019). Kozlowski. Holland House Books. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  16. ^ Wyatt, Caroline (17 May 2019). "Caroline Wyatt reviews KOZŁOWSKI by Jane Rogoyska". European Literature Network. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  17. ^ Rogoyska, Jane (May 2021). Surviving Katyn: Stalin's Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  18. ^ Rogoyska, Jane (May 2021). Surviving Katyn: Stalin's Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth. OneWorld. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  19. ^ "New book about Katyń massacre aims to reveal extent of cover up for English readers". Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  20. ^ Rogoyska, Jane (2018). Still Here: A Polish Odyssey. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  21. ^ Rogoyska, Jane (2018). Still Here: A Polish Odyssey. BBC Sounds. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Desmond Elliott Prize 2020 longlist revealed". National Writing Centre. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2021.

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