Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of reportage

Photos from the Award Ceremony

The Lettre Ulysses Trophy

Frank Berberich, Foundation Lettre International Award

Prof. Klaus Pohle, Aventis Foundation (Board of Trustees) and sanofi-aventis (Board of Directors)

Prof. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann,  President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Vice President of the Goethe-Institut

Sven Lindqvist (Sweden), Keynote Speaker

Breyten Breytenbach, Master of Ceremonies

Ricardo Uceda (Peru), Finalist

Carolin Emcke (Germany), Finalist

Suketu Mehta (India), Finalist

William Langewiesche (USA), Finalist

Catheryn Kilgarriff, Marion Boyars Publishers, British publisher of Baghdad Burning by Riverbend (Iraq), Winner of the Third Prize

Abdellah Hammoudi (Morocco), Winner of the Second Prize

Alexandra Fuller (Great Britain), Winner of the First Prize, © Peg Bonner

Georgia Patrikios (representing Alexandra Fuller, who could not attend the ceremony), Isabel Hilton (Speaker of the Jury), Frank Berberich, Esther Gallodoro (Foundation Lettre International Award), Ilija Trojanow (Jury Member)

Dulcie Smart, actress, reading from the nominated texts

Shaun Lawton, actor, reading from the nominated texts

Mahmoud Fadl & Friends ...

... featuring Salwa Abou Greisha

Press Conference, 16 October, Literaturhaus Fasanenstraße

Frank Berberich (Foundation Lettre International Award), Anne Nivat (Jury Member), Sven Lindqvist (Keynote Speaker), Gamal Al Ghitany (Jury Member)

Copyright by Foundation Lettre International Award.
All photography by Hans Scherhaufer & Matthias Horn (except Alexandra Fuller, © Peg Bonner).

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"Nietzsche said the writing of history is to introduce structure and coherence to elements that are chaotic. We are near to that kind of literature when we speak of reportage. It is not invention, it has a respect for reality, it has to discover, it has to add something, and understand. And it has to have a good language."Jorge Edwards (jury member 2003)