The Day Kapuscinski Died
Original title: El día que murió Kapuscinski
Author: Ramón Lobo
In The Day Kapuscinski Died, Ramón Lobo, one of the most widely-recognized war correspondents in the Spanish language, pays homage to a profession in danger of extinction: that of war reporter.
Written with the rigor and agility that define the author as among the best, the novel travels through the conflicts that brought the 20th century to a close and began the 21st. Roberto Mayo and Tobias Hope – alias Puta Esperanza – two reporters who have been trained on many battlefields and covered conflicts in the world´s most dangerous regions, narrate the horrors that would go unpunished without their words and images. They, along with other men and women who face atrocities every day, form a strange tribe of nomads united by the need to bear witness to truths that others do not want to know: a career incompatible with love, a life as insecure and implacable as it is addictive, for which friends, family and even personal convictions must be left behind.
This story transports us masterfully into the boundless solitude of a war reporter, a job that always entails walking in the opposite direction to the sensible people.
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“Ramón Lobo possesses the superior skill of placing each word in exactly the right place, without rhetoric or sensationalism, to express precisely what he sees, hears and feels” José Saramago
“His name carries professional prestige beyond the medium with which it is linked. Someone who is respected for his career, who doesn´t rest on his laurels and continues to explore new paths” Mikel Ayestará