Maciej Zaremba

swedish journalist and reporter of Polish origin
Maciej Zaremba

Swedish journalist and reporter of Polish origin. He emigrated to Sweden in 1969. He became famous for his acclaimed book on Swedish eugenics, which was published in Poland in 2011 as Higieniści. In 2013-2016, he was the member of the Ryszard Kapuściński Award Committee. Together with his wife, Agneta Pleijel, he translated works of literature into the Swedish language, including Zbigniew Herbert’s Report from the Besieged City. His book Polski hydraulik i nowe opowieści ze Szwecji was published in 2013. Another one of his books, Leśna mafia. Szwedzki thriller ekologiczny (2014), was also published in Poland. In 2005 and 2008, he received the Swedish Academy Award, as well as the Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism (Stora Journalistpriset). He is also a laureate of the Dag Hammarskjöld Prize (2006) and the Kellgren Prize (2013). In 2012, he was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland “for outstanding merits in supporting democratic transformation in Poland, and for disseminating knowledge about Poland.”