Student, Wroclaw University, Poland. Student, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland.
Bathed in Fire, Direction Berlin, The Last Days, Lotna, Potop, The Stone Tables. Counsellor, Polish Embassy, New Delhi 1956-1959. Deputy to Seym 1972-1989. Co-Editor Widnokregi (monthly) and Nowe Ksigzki.
Chairman Presidium 1989), Chief Council of Union of Fighters for Freedom and Democracy (Z BoWiD). Chairman Society for Polish-Spanish Friendship 85. State; Minister of National Defence 1961.
Minister of Culture and Art 1963, 1965, 1968, 1969, Pietrzak. Minister for literary production for children and youth Meritous Activist of Culture 1978, Special. Minister of National Defence 1988, and others.
Chairman ZLP General Board 1986-1990.
Author: (short stories) From the Land of Silence, With a Flamingo's Quil, Little Daughter, Crumbs from the Wedding Cake, Father's Hand. (novels) Days of Defeat, Bathed in Fire (Ministry of Defense prize, 1961), The Stone Tables, 1966, The Lucky Devil, Styx Beach, 1976, The Scent of Dogs Hair, 1979, The Game of Hide and Seek, Beyond the Curtain of Darkness, 1995, Devil's Dozen, 2000. (fables) Kidnapping in Tiutiurlistan, 1986, On the Trone in Blabona, 1986.(travel) House Without Walls, Wanderings with my Guru, In the Kingdom of a Million Elephants, Chinese Legends. Films include: Bathed in Fire, Direction Berlin, The Last Days, Lotna, Potop, The Stone Tables.
Member All Poland Peace Committee, Chief Council of Union Fighters for Freedom and Democracy. Chairman Society for Polish Spanish Friendship, 1978-1986. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Polish Writers Union (chairman 1986-1989).
Married Maria Woltersdorf in 1945.