Bart Skarzynski was born in Poland and raised in Montreal. For the past sixteen years, he’s been living, studying and working in the United States. He holds a fiction MFA from the Ohio State University. “Project X,” a finalist in the Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize contest, is his first published story. He recently completed a novel about a bumbling immigrant and wannabe womanizer dreading the end of the world. 
Jul 24 2012
The trip couldn’t have mattered more: it was my first, and the potential client was worth half a billion dollars. Maybe I wasn’t flying to London, Tokyo or Dubai as
Dec 01 2007
Vien a ca, Beda
In 1988, at the age of eleven and a half, I spent the first of what would be several summers in Sicily. My parents had separated the previous year, and my mother had migrated from Montreal to Catania, a city tucked between the great Mount Etna and the placid Ionian Sea. There, a leisurely walk from a rocky coast that had once boiled and spilled from the earth and into the waves, she lived with a man she’d met on an Adriatic beach some sixteen years earlier.