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The greatest Polish reporter of the interwar period, known as the father of Polish reportage, Melchior Wańkowicz, photo: Aleksander Jałosiński / Forum Chat Conversation End

Journalists strive to tell the stories of events but also, more importantly, people. Throughout their careers, these Polish journalists exemplified the standards of journalistic excellence while constantly innovating the story-telling medium for journalists all over the world.

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The most famous Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuściński, photo: Aleksander Jałosinski / Forum

Poland has a long tradition of non-fiction writing referred to as reportage or, as it is also called, literary reportage. Here’s our list of the best Polish non-fiction books translated into English (plus one which is not yet translated but, we think, it should be).

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Svetlana Alexievich. Photo: Andrzej Sidor / Forum

"I discovered the world through people like Hanna Krall and Ryszard Kapuściński," said Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature, at a press conference in Mińsk.

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New Europe – Albania, photo: Łukasz Trzciński

The fall of the USSR, political and economic transformations of former soviet republics and satellite countries, settlements – all of these events motivated Polish photographers to travel East across the Bug river. What kind of images did they come back with? And how has photography itself evolved, since then?

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Лех Валенса, лидер польского профсоюзного движения и будущий первый президент демократической Польши, произносит речь перед бастующими на судоверфи им. Ленина в Гданьске, 31 августа, 1980, фото: © Rue des Archives / AGIP / Forum

There are places, people, and artifacts that symbolize Poland better than anything else. Here's our subjective list of Polish symbols

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Image designs for the film Another Day of Life, an animated feature film with documentary elements based on the book of the same name by Ryszard Kapuściński.

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Reportage is nothing short of holy in the Polish world of the written word. But for some it is even more than that. Julianna Jonek, editor-in-chief of a new publishing devoted to reportage, discusses Hanna Krall's upcoming book and explains why the genre has gained so much significance in Polish society.

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Polish non-fiction writing, made famous by Kapuściński, among others, is often considered a national speciality, along with pickled cucumbers and kiełbasa. But what is so special about this literary dish? Where does it come from and how does one actually eat it?

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And in Wienerwald the trees are still standing book cover

The laureate of this year's Ryszard Kapuściński Award for literary reportage, Elisabeth Åsbrink says in an interview with the Polish Press Agency that "Ingvar Kamprad - the founder of IKEA - never murdered anybody, but he was friends with murderers. It is a model example of how the Swedes were entangled in Nazi ideology".

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Book Cover "100/XX Anthology  of Polish Reporting of the 20th century"

Perhaps the most important literary event of 2014? The fans of Polish reportage have their long awaited "Bible", a work which shows that writing and reading between the lines is a Polish specialty.

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Mariusz Szczygieł, photo: Krzysztof Kuczyk / Forum

"To be a reporter is not a profession, it’s a state of mind", Szczygieł claims in an interview for the Polish Press Agency. One of Poland’s most vivid journalists is editor in chief of the voluminous collection "100/XX. An Anthology of Polish 20th Century Reportage"

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Olga Tokarczuk, fot. Grażyna Makara

Poland is the guest of honour at the 22nd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair, which is to be held from 15-23 February, 2014 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The occasion coincides with the 60thanniversary of Polish-Indian diplomatic relations.

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The first English-language issue of the Polish travel quarterly Continents, is now available from the AppStore for iPad users.

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Polish literature after 1989 has shown itself to be free from ideological or political goals. But has that made it more universal? Here is a brief reminder of some important events that occurred in Polish literature in the last quarter of the century.

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The publishing house Agora has marked two years from Ryszard Kapuściński death by publishing "Spacer poranny", an essay with photographs found in the writer's archive. Attached to the Polish-language text are three translations: into English, German and Spanish...

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Ryszard Kapuściński recalls many of the fascinating political and historical events he witnessed, juxtaposing them against the events Herodotus described. Book nominated for the 2005 Nike Literary Award...

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cover of A Reporter’s Self-Portrait - Ryszard Kapuściński

"Ryszard Kapuściński talks about himself, his passion for traveling, the singular nature of his profession, the need to put one's life at risk in the name of higher values..."

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The long-awaited fifth volume of Ryszard Kapuscinski's personal notations. The highly original form of these remarks has placed Kapuscinski's work among the finest Polish literary achievements of recent decades...

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The photo album "Out of Africa" is the famous writer and reporter's photographic debut...

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