(Poland, 1967) is a journalist and columnist. He worked for the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and now writes for the leading weekly review Polityka. In his work the focus is on Latin America, the antiglobalist movement, social conflicts and religious issues. The biography he wrote about his master Ryszard Kapuściński (Kapuściński Non–Fiction, Biography of a Legendary Journalist) is a portrait of how a journalist and writer was able to transform the experience of living under an authoritarian regime into great literature. The question which Domoslawski raised is whether one is allowed to have complete control over reality in order to sketch it even better. In addition to the biography he wrote four other books, among those Latin American Fever, 2004, and Rebellious America, 2007, an account of his conversations with prominent American intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Philip Zimbardo, the social-psychologist who is known for his 'Stanford prison experiment'. Domoslawski won various literary and journalistic prizes, and grants from the Universities of Stanford and New York.(WU 2013 GR)
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Lying the Truth
The world famous Polish writer and journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007) reported numerous historical events in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with a great deal of attention to human detail. The work of writers like Lieve Joris and Geert Mak carries traces of his influence. Artur Domosławski wrote a controversial biography. Wim Brands (VPRO Boeken) talks to Artur Domoslawski, Joris van Casteren (Lelystad, The Bride's Sister) and Frank Westerman (Animal, Upper Animal, Ararat) on the slippery slopes of journalism and literature. Are writers allowed to lie the truth? In English.