Exploring the rich world of Ukrainian literature with Askold Melnyczuk
What better way to get to know a country and its people than through literature?
Today, we talk about Ukrainian writers and what we can learn about this country through its poetry and prose.
University of Massachusetts professor, novelist and poet Askold Melnyczuk joins us. His parents were Ukrainian refugees.
He also works as a Ukrainian translator and he’ll talk to us about making Ukrainian literature available to the English-speaking world.
Have you read any works by Ukrainian writers?
Askold Melnyczuk - writer and professor at University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the founder of Arrowsmith Press.
If you're interested in reading Ukrainian literature here are Askold Menyczuk's recommendations.
- Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow by Natalka Bilotserkivets
- Persephone Blues by Oksana Lutsyshyna
- Apricots of Donbas by Lyuba Yakimchuk
- Selected Poems by Oksana Zabuzhko
- Selected Poems by Serhiy Zhadan
- Grey Bees by Andrey Kurkov
- Sweet Darusya: A Tale of Two Villages by Maria Matios
- Your Ad Could Go Here by Oksana Zabuzhko
- The Museum of Abandoned Secrets by Oksana Zabuzhko
- The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan
In Isolation: Dispatches from Occupied Donbas by Stanislav Aseyev
Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired March 15, 2022.