born in Krakow in 1969, he has been writing for the »Gazeta Wyborcza« since 1990 and was voted reporter of the year by its readers in 1998. Tochman’s novel »Jakbyś kamień jadła« (Engl. »Like Eating a Stone«) was shortlisted for the Prix Témoin du Monde and the Nike Literary Prize. He is one of the founders of the ITAKA foundation, a centre for missing persons, and founded the Polish Reportage Institute with Paweł Goźliński and Mariusz Szczygieł. Wojciech Tochman lives in Warsaw.