Andrzej Sapkowski, (born June 21, 1948 in Lodz) is a Polish fantasy writer. His first short story, "Hexer" (Polish "Wiedźmin"), was published in Fantastyka in 1986 and was an enormous success. The Hexer cycle consists of three short story collections and five novels. The Hexer cycle made him the bestselling author in Poland in the 1990s.
He is the winner of five Zajdel awards (most awarded author in the award's history) - for short stories "Mniejsze zło" (1990), "Miecz przeznaczenia" (1992), "W leju po bombie" (1993), and for novels "Krew elfów" (1994) and "Narrenturm" (2002). The latter one is the first part of a fantasy trilogy set in Europe, Silesia, in the beginning of the 15th century.
Recently the collection of short stories from the Hexer cycle were put to screen, but the resulting film is considered a major flaw.
Short story collections
Ostatnie życzenie (The Final Wish) (1993)
Miecz przeznaczenia (Sword of Destiny) (1992)
Coś się kończy, coś się zaczyna (Something ends, something begins) (2000)
Krew elfów (Blood of the Elves) (1994)
Czas pogardy (The Time of Contempt) (1995)
Chrzest ognia (Baptism of Fire) (1996)
Wieża jaskółki (The Tower of the Swallow) (1997)
Pani jeziora (The Lady of the Lake) (1999)
Oko Yrrhedesa (The Eye of Yrrhedes) (1995), gra fabularna
Świat króla Artura. Maladie. (King Arthur's World) (1995)
Rękopis znaleziony w Smoczej Jaskini (Manuscript found in a Dragon's Cave) (2001)