Agata Passent

Agata Passent

Agata Passent
Born (1973-02-04) 4 February 1973
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1996 – present
Spouse(s) Wojciech Wieteska

Agata Passent (born 4 February 1973, in Warsaw) is a Polish journalist and writer.


She was born in Warsaw into a family with Jewish roots, as a daughter of a journalist Daniel Passent and a poet Agnieszka Osiecka. Her paternal grandparents were killed during the Holocaust in the Warsaw Ghetto.[1] Her maternal grandparents - Wiktor Osiecki, a pianist and Maria Sztechman - survived World War II and lived in Saska Kępa. Passent, who spent her childhood in Falenica, came back to Warsaw with her family at the age of five. In 1979 they moved to Cambridge, then back to Warsaw and then to Newton, where she graduated from the Buckingham Browne & Nichols school.[1] In 1995 Agata Passent graduated with a major in German studies from Harvard University[1] and she returned to Poland.

In 1996 Passent debuted as a journalist in the Polish magazine, Twój Styl (En. Your Style). One year later, she founded The Okularnicy Foundation (En. The Nerds' Foundation), whose main purpose is to protect and popularise Agnieszka Osiecka's works. In the years 2005–2006 Passent was connected with Radio PiN and since 2006 she is writing feuilletons for the magazine Twoje Dziecko (En. Your Child).

Agata Passent has been married twice: to film director Wojciech Wieteska with whom she has one son, Jakub, and to Wojciech Kuczok, a writer, whom she married in 2013 and divorced in 2014. Passent is a member of the Jewish Community in Warsaw, but she describes herself as an atheist.[2]



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