Paweł Huelle (born 1957) is a novelist, playwright and newspaper columnist who has lived most of his life in Gdansk, which often features as the setting for his work. His acclaimed first novel Who Was David Weiser? was translated into 17 languages. He has been shortlisted for a number of international fiction prizes, including the IMPAC and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Mercedes-Benz was shortlisted for the 2006 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.