31 October 2015, 11am
Ukrainian Institute, 79 Holland Park, W11 3SW
First meeting of Ukrainian Book Club will be devoted to a prominent Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan and his book “Voroshilovgrad”. In 2014 this book was awarded with Jan Michalski Prize for Literature and was named BBC Ukrainian‘s Book of the Decade (December 2014).
Zhadan was born in Starobilsk, Luhansk Oblast. He graduated from Kharkiv University in 1996, then spent three years as a graduate student of philology. He taught Ukrainian and world literature from 2000 to 2004, and thereafter retired from teaching. He lives and works in Kharkiv. Zhadan has translated poetry from German, English, Belarusian, and Russian, from such poets as Paul Celan and Charles Bukowski. His own works have been translated into German, English, Polish, Serbian, Croatian, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Russian, Hungarian, Armenian, Swedish and Czech.
Read more about Serhiy Zhadan here.