Conversation with writer Yuri Andrukhovych

A moderated discussion open to audience participation, with topics ranging from nationhood and war to literature and language — the whole Ukrainian experience, from one public intellectual's point of view. Followed by a literary performance.

Photograph of Yuri Andrukhovych

Yuri Andrukhovych during the Paper Bridge event in Kharkiv (2017)

The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages ​​(ILOS) hosts renowned Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych.


Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 16:30

Sophus Bugges hus, Seminarrom 1

  • 16:30 - 18:00 — open discussion about Ukraine (in English)
  • 18:00 - 18:30 — break for socializing and rest
  • 18:30 - 19:30 — literary performance (in Ukrainian)

The evening is free and open to all. Moderated by:
Tanya Zaharchenko (University of Oslo)
Arve Hansen (University of Tromsø)


About the guest

One of Ukraine's top contemporary writers, Yuri Andrukhovych has been awarded numerous national and international prizes for his novels and activity as a public intellectual. These include the Herder Prize (2001), the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize (2005), the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for European Understanding (2006), the Angelus Prize (2006), the Hannah Arendt Prize (2014), and the Goethe Medal (2016).

Andrukhovych's writings have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is often credited with renewing the Ukrainian literary scene in the 1980s by co-establishing the renowned Bu-Ba-Bu — the first postmodern literary group in Ukraine. Today he remains vocal in the nation's active socio-cultural arena. 


Tanya Zaharchenko
Tags: Ukraine, Literature, Identity, Nation-building
Published Jan. 18, 2018 11:40 PM - Last modified Feb. 24, 2018 8:29 PM