The Writing of
Zak Spade


Much of my time over 1991 and 1992 was spent living in Poland. Consequently I was busy trying to work out how to not starve.

I wrote a few things and dabbled with writing for Polish publications which offered both English and Polish language editions. I'd write in English and have a friendly translator turn my words into Polish.

The main thing I discovered was that word play or deliberate ambiguousness in English doesn't translate well, if at all, into other languages. Polish was especially cruel.

Nothing I wrote during this time was archived by me, so none of it is available to stick up here.

8 August 2021