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Kapuściński
2nd Announcement of the Jury of the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage
The second jury meeting, Warsaw, March 18, 2017
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the Jury chaired by Olga Stanisławska, with Mariusz Kalinowski, Katarzyna Nowak, Elżbieta Sawicka, Tadeusz Sobolewski, in the presence of Secretary of the Award Bożena Dudko, held the second meeting to discuss ten books nominated for the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage. Following a long discussion, the Jury qualified five reportages to the second stage of the Award (in alphabetical order by author's last name):

1. Martín CAPARRÓS, Hunger (El Hambre / Głód), translated from the Spanish by Marta Szafrańska-Brandt, published by Wydawnictwo Literackie;

2. Rana DASGUPTA, Capital: A Portrait of Delhi in the Twenty-First Century (Delhi. Stolica ze złota i snu), translated from the English by Barbara Kopeć-Umiastowska, published by Czarne;

3. Cezary ŁAZAREWICZ, Leave No Traces. Grzegorz Przemyk's Case (Żeby nie było śladów. Sprawa Grzegorza Przemyka), published by Czarne;

4. Aneta PRYMAKA-ONISZK, Bieżeństwo-Exile 1915. Forgotten Refugees (Bieżeństwo 1915. Zapomniani uchodźcy), published by Czarne;

5. Ed VULLIAMY, The War is Dead, Long Live The War: Bosnia, the Reckoning (Wojna umarła, niech żyje wojna. Bośniackie rozrachunki), translated from the English by Janusz Ochab, published by Czarne

and Joanna Malawska's rendition of The Legend of the Sailing Mountains (La leggenda dei monti naviganti / Legenda żeglujących gór) by Italian journalist and writer Paolo Rumiz, published by Czarne.

The laureate/laureates of the Award will be announced on May 21, 2017.

Postscript: The Jury points out – for the third time already in the eight years of the Award's history – that in books resulting from enormous documentary work, like several of the nominated reportages, indexes should be the norm. And yet, none of the nominated books were equipped by Polish publishers with an index, and in two cases indexes included in original English versions were, in fact, removed. A bibliography (including online sources) should be the standard as well. These shortcomings – especially the lack of bibliographies – evince a lack of respect for the reader, and lower the documentary value of the authors' work. Moreover, such carelessness on the part of publishers may deprive the authors of a chance to be nominated for prestigious literary awards in the future.

On behalf of the Jury
Bożena Dudko
Secretary of the Award