- Existence: 1924 - 2001
Olga Scherer-Virski was a Polish writer, literary scholar, and translator. She was born in Cracow, Poland, educated in the United States, where she completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1952, and then held research affiliations and teaching positions at various institutions in the U.S. and France, including Bard College (1946-48,) Yale University (1953-57), Indiana University (1959-60), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1961-65), and the Université de Paris (1969-). She is the author of The Modern Polish Short Story (1955), a novella for children (Spot Luck, 1957), and two novels, Wesolych Swiat (1962) and W Czas Morowy (1967). She also translated Manfred Kridl's A Survey of Polish Literature and Culture (1956).