Ryszard Kapuściński (1932–2007) is the most famous Polish travel writer. He has written about twenty books about African, South American and Central Asian countries. In his essay reports he approaches as a travel writer, historiographer and anthropologist. This historian, a world-renowned journalist is one of the most translated Polish writers. He was fluent in five languages and translated from those languages, and influenced many great writers. He has won a large number of awards for literature, and in his homeland he was named the „journalist of the century“.
His works have been translated into more than thirty languages, and some of the most significant ones are The Emperor, Imperium, Travels with Herodotus, and The Other.
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