Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of reportage

Key Note Speech 2005



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"I consider myself to be a detective of otherness: other cultures, other ways of thinking, other patterns of behavior. I am a detective of an unknown, understood in a positive way, an unknown, with which I would like to come in contact, in order to understand it. It is all about the question of how I can describe reality in a new and adequate way. Sometimes this type of writing is called non-fictional writing. I would rather call it creative non-fictional writing."Ryszard Kapuscinski (ceremonial speaker 2003)