- Krzysztof Dubiel for the Polish Book Institute
Artur Domosławski, born in 1967, is a journalist and reporter. His primary area of interest is Latin America, specifically the alter-globalisation movement and North-South relations. Domosławski received notoriety for his monumental, painstakingly researched biography of Ryszard Kapuściński, Ryszard Kapuściński: A Life. The book, far from being hagiographic, triggered a great deal of controversy upon its publication in 2012.
Latin American Fever established Domosławski’s position as an outstanding reporter and expert on Latin America. He discusses the complex socio-political situation in several Latin American countries, including Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Columbia. Domosławski disproves many myths about the continent and tries to understand the nature of Latin American political views. In Death in Amazonia, Domosławski gives a behind-the-scenes look at the criminal activities of the Western mining industry in Brazil, Peru and Ecuador, and exposes their connections to global politics. In his new book, The Excluded, which is a summation of twenty years of travelling in the countries of the South, Domosławski draws as broad a portrait as possible of those “whom nobody will speak up for”.