Ed Vulliamy receives an Award for the best literary reportage
On 17 May 2013, Ed Vulliamy has received The Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage for his book “Amexica: war along the borderline” published by Czarne, 2012. This Polish Award is a form of distinction and promotion of the most worthwhile reportage books.
The winner was announced on 17 May 2013 at the Award Gala in Warsaw. He received 50 000 PLN. Janusz Ochab, who translated the book from the English original, has received 15 000 PLN. The Award recognises reportage books which touch on important contemporary issues, evoke reflection, and deepen our knowledge of the world of other cultures. The British Council in Poland is partner of this Award for the second time (last year UK writer Colin Thubron and his book “In Siberia” was short-listed for the Award).
The Jury stated: “Ed Vulliamy's”Amexica” is one of the outstanding reportage works whose authors put enormous effort into gathering information about violence and world divisions; by doing so, they express their disagreement to such a reality. Ed Vulliamy investigates into the causes, methods and consequences of the unceasing war on the American-Mexican borderline and conveys his findings in a perfect writer's way. His journalism allows no reader to remain indifferent, thus broadening the range of discord”.