Russophone Literature in Ukraine: Developments and Trends – with Andrey Kurkov

Event Sponsor
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov, a former prison warden turned journalist, is now one of Ukraine’s most successful literary exports. He authors over 20 novels and 10 books for children in both Russian and Ukrainian languages, which are translated into 37 languages. His novels were adapted to the screen and for the theater, including the bestselling Death and the Penguin and his latest novel Grey Bees (which details the ongoing war in Ukraine as viewed by a mild-mannered beekeeper).
In this talk, the writer will examine the major trends in the Russian-language literature in post-Euromaidan Ukraine and share his experience of how Russophone writers have found a way to promote their Ukrainian patriotism while exalting their hybrid cultural identities.
RSVP for the Zoom link by email prior to the event. See his upcoming talk with CREEES on May 21.