Jane Rogoyska

Jane Rogoyska is a writer and film-maker. After graduating from Cambridge University, she studied film direction at the Northern Film School in Leeds and the Polish National Film School in Łódź. She now writes both screenplays and books, with a particular interest in the turbulent period from the 1930s to the immediate post-war period and the Cold War in Europe.

Her first full-length work of non-fiction, Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa (Jonathan Cape, 2013), is the first English-language biography of the German photojournalist Gerda Taro. It is now in development as a feature film based on Jane’s own script. Following publication of her novel, Kozłowski (Holland House, 2019) she is now working on a book about Katyń, the massacre of over 20,000 Polish officers by the Soviet secret police during the Second World War. Surviving Katyń will be published in 2021 by Oneworld.