Birth date: 4 March 1932
Date of death: 23 January 2007
Award date: 17 October 1997
USil Senate resolution date: 24 June 1997
Application date: 26 November 1996
Applying unit: Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Writer, journalist, reporter and publicist. Author of many books translated into numerous languages (incl. The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat, Christ With a Rifle on His Shoulder, Black Stars, Imperium, Lapidarium I-III, Szachinszach, The Soccer War), master of reportage, associated with many university circles in Bonn, Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas, Columbia, Philadelphia, Harvard, Irkutsk, London, San Sebastian, Vancouver. Scholar of Oxford (St. Anthony’s College) and DAAD.