Wojciech Cieśla studied literature at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. He has worked in different positions, including at the Polish dailies Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita, and at the investigative desk of the daily Dziennik. He has also worked as an investigative reporter with the magazine Newsweek Polska. Wojciech has won several awards, among them the 2009 Grand Press Award for investigative reporting for articles about dirty business connections of the Polish chapter of Transparency International. Wojciech lives in Warsaw.