Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of reportage

Shortlist | Authors 2006

The authors and their books

The shortlist of the authors and their works chosen for the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage 2006 (ordered alphabetically):

Karl-Markus Gauß, Austria

Die Hundeesser von Svinia
[The Dog Eaters of Svinia]

Paul Zsolnay Verlag, Vienna, 2004 

Linda Grant, Great Britain

The People on the Street. A Writer’s View of Israel

Virago Press, London, 2006

Juanita León, Colombia

País de plomo. Crónicas de guerra
[Country of Bullets. War Diaries]

Aguilar, 2005

Li Datong, China

"Bingdian" Gushi.
[The Story of “Freezing Point”

Guangxi Shifan Daxue Chubanshe, 2005  

Erik Orsenna, France

Voyage aux pays du coton. Petit précis de mondialisation
[Journey to the Lands of Cotton. A Brief Manual of Globalisation]

Fayard, Paris, 2006 

Manjushree Thapa, Nepal 

Nepal: Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy

Penguin Viking India, New Delhi, 2005 

Zhou Qing, China

"Min Yihe Shi Wei Tian". Zhongguo Shipin Anquan Xianzhuang Diaocha, Bangao Wenxue, 9/2004

["What Kind of God". A Survey of the Current Safety of China’s Food, in: Reportage Literature 9/2004]

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"These things happen, to some extent we know they're happening, most people deny they're happening and then we find out they happened, then we write how they happened, then we memorialise them."Mark Danner (jury member 2005)