born in 1988 in Hannover, graduated in Sociology, Dutch Philology and Journalism at Wroclaw University and the Polish School of Reportage. Laureate of the Fifth edition of the Ryszard Kapuściński Scholarship Contest for his project that consisted in a collection of reportage from the contemporary Netherlands. In 2017, his debut collection of reportage pieces Wszystkie dzieci Louisa (All Louis’ Children) was published, which was later translated into Dutch and Czech. “The biggest dream I cherished was to have as many children as possible. To have more than the rest. To be better than other men,” says the protagonist of his novel. Last year, Bałuk co-authored the book Wodecki. Tak mi wyszło.