Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of reportage

Winners 2004



1st Prize (50.000 Euro)

Chen Guidi & Wu Chuntao

A Survey of Chinese Peasants

People's Literature Publication Company, Beijing 2003, Chinese




2nd Prize (30.000 Euro)

Tracy Kidder

Mountains Beyond Mountains. The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Random House, New York 2003. English




3rd Prize (20.000 Euro)

Daniel Bergner

Soldiers of Light

Allen Lane/Penguin, London 2004. English
(published 2003 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, under the title In the Land of Magic Soldiers. A Story of White and Black in West Africa)

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"Thereís no objective text. However, there are degrees of attention given to personal response and personal feeling, and I think reportage should err on the side of the more objective. So itís not memoir, itís not autobiography, itís not internal journey."Isabel Hilton (jury member 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006)