(b. 1955) has worked in various professions – as a cinematographer, screenwriter, photographer, documentary film director, actor and translator. He made his literary debut at the age of 49 in 2004 with the novel According to Her, published under the pseudonym Maciej Nawariak. His second book, Solfatara (2015), was described as one of the best Polish historical novels of recent years. It won the Witold Gombrowicz Award and was nominated for the Norwid Award. Maciej Hen has also written articles that have been published in Gazeta Wyborcza .