Mariusz Szczygieł

a writer and a journalist
Mariusz Szczygieł

(born 1966) – a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Warsaw. He started work right after his high school graduation in the Na przełaj weekly. Since 1990, he has been working for the Gazeta Wyborcza daily and since 2004, he has been the editor of the Duży Format supplement. In 1995-2001, he ran the Na każdy temat talk show on TV Polsat. His published works include Niedziela, która zdarzyła się w środę (1996), Gottland (2006), 20 lat nowej Polski w reportażach według Mariusza Szczygła (2010), Kaprysik. Damskie historie (2010), Zrób sobie raj (2010) – translated into 17 languages, Láska nebeská (2012) oraz Projekt: Prawda (2016). Editor of Antologia polskiego reportażu XX wieku (2014 and 2015). For the book, he received two Warsaw Literary Premiere Awards – Book of the Month and Book of the Year, as well as the Beata Pawlak Prize and Prix Amphi in France. Awarded by the Government of the Czech Republic with the Gratias Agit Award (2009). He received the 2004 Melchiory Award from the Polish Radio for his reportage on Czech topics. At the University of Warsaw, he conducted his own workshop seminars on reportage. Together with Bożena Dudko, he was the originator of the concept of Ryszard Kapuściński’s collection and its editor (2008). Together with Paweł Goźliński and Wojciech Tochman, he founded the Institute of Reportage (2009). In 2014, he founded the Dowody na Istnienie Publishing House.

fot. Volens Paweł Bobrowski