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From ancient Greece to the dark net: one archaeologist's life after Cambridge

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Dr Jakub Szamałek is an award-winning video game writer and novelist, born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1986. Doctor of classical archaeology educated at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and a Cambridge Gates Scholar. Author of a series of crime novels set in ancient Greece, each of which was nominated for the Best Crime Novel of the Year at the International Crime Festival in Wrocław (“Kiedy Atena Odwraca Wzrok” won the readers’ award in 2012 and “Czytanie z Kości” the main prize in 2016). Principal writer at CD PROJEKT RED , the Polish game developer behind The Witcher 3 – a critically acclaimed title lauded for its exceptional storytelling, which sold over 10 million copies worldwide. He was listed among the 100 young leaders of Central and Eastern Europe (New Europe 100) by the Res Publica Foundation, Google and Financial Times.

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