ANDRE VLTCHEK grew up in Central Europe and is a naturalized US citizen. Novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist, poet, playwright, and photographer, he has covered dozens of war zones and conflicts from Bosnia and Peru to Sri Lanka, DR Congo and Timor Leste. He is the author of a novel Nalezeny, published in Czech. Point of No Return is his major work of fiction written in English and translated and published in French by Edition Yago. Other works include a book of political nonfiction Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad (translated into Turkish and published by Bilim + Gonul). Pluto publishing house in London recently published his provocative and critical book on Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear. Together with Rossie Indira, he is responsible for a book of conversations with the foremost Southeast Asian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Exile (translated into Korean, Spanish and Indonesian). Non-fiction book Oceania (published by Expathos) is a result of his five years work in Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia and a damning attack against neo-colonialism in the Pacific. The plays Ghosts of Valparaiso and Conversations with James were translated into several languages including Spanish. He has collaborated with UNESCO in Vietnam, Africa and Oceania through various publications including fiction books The Story of Ann and The Story of Moana. Presently he is finishing writing his monumental political novel Winter Journey.
Andre writes and photographs for several publications worldwide, corporate and progressive, including Counterpunch, Z Magazine, Newsweek, Asia Times, People's Daily, China Daily, Irish Times, A2 and Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus).
He produced the feature length documentary film about the Indonesian massacres in 1965 'Terlena - Breaking of The Nation', as well as the film on the biggest refugee camp in the world Dadaab 'One Flew Over Dadaab'. His feature documentary film 'Rwandan Gambit' is reversing the official narrative on 1994, exposing Rwandan and Ugandan plunder of DR Congo on behalf of Western imperialism. His latest film is his lengthy debate with Noam Chomsky on the state of the world that is presently being made into a film and a book. He frequently speaks at major universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Oxford, Cambridge, Sydney, Hong Kong, Auckland and Melbourne.
His website: http://andrevltchek.weebly.com/