Ukrainian Book Club discussing the Realm of Darkness by Yuriy Scherbak

August 2, 2016 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 488



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 available here

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 Book 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 and is part of the Ukrainian Institute in London. 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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