Mariusz Szczygieł

a writer and a journalist
Mariusz Szczygieł

(b. 1966) – Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Warsaw. He started his writing career early, soon after taking his final high school exam, in the biweekly „Na Przełaj”. Since 1990 he has worked in „Gazeta Wyborcza”; since 2004 editor of its supplement „Duży Format”. In the years 1995-2001 hosted the talk-show Na każdy temat on TV Polsat. He published several books: 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) and Projekt: Prawda (2016). Editor of Antologia polskiego reportażu XX wieku (2014 and 2015), an anthology of Polish reportage, for which he received the Readers’ Award in the Nike 2007 competition, two Warsaw Literary Premiere awards – the Book of the Month and the Book of the Year, the Beata Pawlak Award, and Prix Amphi in France. The government of the Czech Republic granted him Gratias Agit Award (2009). He was awarded Melchior 2004 by the Polish Radio for his reportages on Czech themes. He ran author’s seminars in reportage in the form of workshops at the University of Warsaw. Together with Bożena Dudko he launched the idea of the Ryszard Kapuściński Collection which he edited (Wydawnictwo Agora 2008). Together with Paweł Goźliński and Wojciech Tochman he founded the Institute of Reportage (2009). In 2014 he set up Dowody Na Istnienie publishing house.