Max Cegielski is an independent journalist, writer and curator. Based in Warsaw, he was author of the project Global Prosperity at Instytut Sztuki Wyspa in Gdańsk (2010) about polish ships scrapped in Alang, Gujarat; and curator of Migrating University of Mickiewicz in Istanbul (2014). Author of seven books, including one about India. For the book on Istanbul entitled The Eye of the World he received the Beata Pawlak Award in 2009. His last book is The Great Player. From Samogitia to the Roof of the World about polish spy in XIX century Great Game.