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Andriy Lyubka is going on literary tour to the USA and Canada

25 вересня 2017

Ukrainian writer Andriy Lyubka is setting out for an October-November tour of North America, which will include readings, public discussions, and talks with students at top universities and the local Ukrainian diaspora. Andriy Lyubka will read excerpts from his novel Carbide (translated by Reilly Costigan and Isaac Wheeler) at the literary events.

The Harriman Institute at Columbia University will host the first event, dubbed "Smuggling Ukraine Westward", on October 9th. Then just a few days later, on October 12th, the writer will give a talk at the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. His talks in New York and D.C. are part of the Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series, which has been bringing leading Ukrainian authors to the United States for the past ten years.

Then events in Philadelphia (October 14th-15th), Pennsylvania State University (October 17th), Kansas (October 19th-20th at the University of Kansas), Los Angeles (October 22nd at the University of California Los Angeles), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (October 25th), and Chicago (October 26th) will follow. Afterwards, the tour will continue in Canada - British Columbia (October 28th, Victoria), Edmonton (October 30th), Winnipeg (November 1st), Montreal, and Toronto.

The author will announce exact times and locations on Facebook shortly before each event.



Andriy Lyubka was born in 1987 in Riga, Latvia. He completed degrees in Ukrainian Philology at Uzhhorod University (2009) and in Balkan Studies at the University of Warsaw (2014). He is the author of three books of poetry – Eight Months of Schizophrenia (2007), TERRORISM (2008), and Forty Bucks Plus Tip (2009) - and five books of prose – KILLER: A Collection of Stories (2012), Sleeping with Women (2014), Carbide (2015), A Room for Sorrow (2016) and Saudade (2017). His writings have been translated into Polish, Chinese, English, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Romanian, Turkish and German. Mr. Lyubka also works as a translator, having published several translations from Polish, Serbian and English into Ukrainian. He is a columnist for Radio LibertyDen and Zbruch. Mr. Lyubka has been a curator for the literary festivals Kyivski Lavry and Meridian Czernowitz and has been writer-in-residence at cultural institutes in Poland, Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Sweden and Austria. He lives in Uzhhorod.



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