Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of reportage

Shortlist | Authors 2003

The authors and their books

The Shortlist of the authors and their works chosen for the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage (ordered alphabetically):

Democracy and exile - the lives of Chinese dissidents

Ian Buruma
Bad Elements - Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing
Random House, New York, 2001. English

The Somalian Diaspora after the disintegration of a state

 Nuruddin Farah
Yesterday, Tomorrow: Voices from the Somali Diaspora
Continuum International, London, New York, 2000. English
Yesterday, Tomorrow: Stimmen aus der somalischen Diaspora
Edition Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 2003.

Poaching and the exploitation of nature in Inner Mongolia

Jiang Hao
Revealing the Secrets of Poachers
Qunzhong chubansche, Beijing, 2000. Chinese

Life in the Bronx poverty, drug trafficking and the laws of the street

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Scribner, New York, 2003. English

The war in Chechnya - a close-up of a tragedy

Anna Politkovskaja
Tchétchénie: le déshonneur russe
Buchet/Castel, Paris, 2003. Russian/French

Haiti, Somalia, Rwanda and others United Nations crisis interventions

Linda Polman
We Did Nothing
Viking, London, 2003. Dutch

A multi-faceted panorama of the Indian subcontinent

Mark Tully and Gillian Wright
India in Slow Motion
Viking, London, 2002. English

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"My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel, travel as exploration, as concentration, as a purpose. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection, which comes from travel and reading."Ryszard Kapuscinski (ceremonial speaker 2003)