Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2017

Thu, 4 May - 11:15 to 12:45

Parallel Session 8

Wojciech Tochman

Director, Polish Institute of Reportage

Wojciech Tochman is a reporter and non-fiction writer, cooperating with Gazeta Wyborcza and one of the most widely translated Polish non-fiction authors. His books have been published (among others) into English, French, Italian, Russian, Dutch. With “Like Eating a Stone” (2002), about post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tochman was a finalist for the Nike Literary Prize and for the Prix Témoin du Monde, awarded by the Radio France International. Another book of him Today We’re Going to Draw Death (2010) shows the scars of the Rwandan genocide that can still be found today. Eli, Eli is a title of his newest book that shall be published in Poland in autumn 2013 (about poverty and tourism in Philippines. He is also the co-author of The Caravan – non-fiction story about Syrian refugees in Jordan. He is the director the Polish Institute of Reportage. In September 2016 he was awarded the Premio Kapuściński, the annual reportage award issued "for the skill to recount places and cultures, for annalistic observation and the skill to narrate it.”