Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of reportage

Winners 2003

1st Prize (50.000 Euro)

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

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

2nd Prize (30.000 Euro)

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.

3rd Prize (20.000 Euro)

Poaching and the exploitation of nature in Inner Mongolia

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

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"Nietzsche said the writing of history is to introduce structure and coherence to elements that are chaotic. We are near to that kind of literature when we speak of reportage. It is not invention, it has a respect for reality, it has to discover, it has to add something, and understand. And it has to have a good language."Jorge Edwards (jury member 2003)