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Ukrainian Book Club discussing the Realm of Darkness by Yuriy Shcherbak

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



17 September 2016, 11:00


Ukrainian Institute, 79 Holland Park, W11 3SW




All discussions are in Ukrainian

English translation of the book by Steve Komarnyckyj from Kalyna Language Press is availablehere


On a sunny day in 2077 Ihor Haiduk wakes up in his Washington apartment to find a killer drone watching him. Soon he is fleeing assassins in an armour-plated limousine. He hitches a ride over war torn Europe on a hospital aircraft and enters Ukraine illegally to track down his enemies

“Realm of Darkness” is a post apocalyptic Cossack Western… the book Gogol might have written in a fall out shelter after a dose of mescaline…

“Realm of Darkness”, originally published in Ukrainian as “Час Смертохристів”, has been rendered into English by Steve Komarnyckyj.

About the Ukrainian Club

The club provides an opportunity for those interested in Ukrainian literature to meet (monthly) and discuss both classical and contemporary works. The Book Blub is run by Volodymyr Oleyko. Volodymyr was born in Pustomyty near  the city of L’viv in Ukraine. He earned his MA in Journalism from the Ukrainian Academy of Publishing and his MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics. In Ukraine Mr. Oleyko worked as an editor and journalist in both print and broadcasting media. Since he moved to London Mr Oleyko has been actively involved in activities of the local Ukrainian community. He is a member of the Ukrainian Writers’ Union and an author of two published books of poetry.

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September 17, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Ukrainian Institute in London
79 Holland Park
London, W11 3SW United Kingdom
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