No one since the fall of Communism has created as much of a sensation in Central and Eastern European literature as Magdalena Tulli. Dreams and Stones (1995), her first novel, won Poland's prestigious Koscielski award. Her novels In Red (1998) and Tryby (2003) were also received with great critical acclaim. Tulli lives in Warsaw, where she works as a translator and psychologist. She has translated the work of Marcel Proust and Italo Calvino into Polish.