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Serhiy Zhadan at UT-Austin (Austin, TX)

Wed, April 20, 2016 | BUR 214, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Serhiy Zhadan

Book and Poetry Reading

Serhiy Zhadan
Ukrainian poet, novelist, essayist and translator

Wednesday, April 20, 3:00 PM
Burdine Hall, 214
Free and open to the public

Serhiy Zhadan will be reading excerpts from Voroshilovgrad, which is available this April in English, and a selection of poems. BBC Ukraine named Voroshilovgrad BBC Book of the Year in 2010 and BBC Book of the Decade in 2014.

Mr. Zhadan is a pro-Ukrainian activist and public intellectual who has become a voice of Ukraine’s “Euro-Maidan” movement. He has been vocal about finding solutions that make Ukraine a safe space for Russian and Ukrainian speakers.

Sponsored by: CREEES, Center for European Studies

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Serhiy Zhadan at Columbia University (NYC)


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:00 pm
Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor Pulitzer Hall (Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway at 116th St)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a presentation by Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan.
The 2010 novel, Voroshilovgrad, set in Zhadan’s native Luhansk oblast, has won many awards including the BBC Ukraine Book of the Decade award in 2014. Co-translators Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Wheelerwill be participating in the event.
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Serhiy Zhadan at the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC)

Ukraine’s Hit “Postproletarian Punk” Poet Comes to NYC!
6pm to 6:20pm before PoetNY OpenMic; 5:30pm doors
Tickets: FREE POP-UP with $10/door admission to PoetNY Open Mic feat. Noah Warren starting at 6:30pm!

SERHIY ZHADAN is the most popular writer of the post-independence generation in Ukraine. He calls himself a “postproletarian punk” and his work speaks to the disillusionment, difficulties and ironies following the collapse of the Soviet Union. His readings fill large auditoriums and he performs with rock groups. Zhadan was born in Luhansk Region, today the scene of the crisis in Ukraine, and lives in Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine.

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Serhiy Zhadan at St. John’s Institute (Edmonton, AB)

Serhiy Zhadan “Ukrainian Literature Between Revolution and War” (in Ukrainian)

DATE: Wednesday, 6 April 2016
TIME: 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6 p.m.)

Serhiy Zhadan is one of Ukraine’s most popular poets and novelists. Born in Starobilsk, Luhansk oblast, he graduated from the Kharkiv Teachers’ College and now lives and works in Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine.
Zhadan writes about the disillusionment, pain, shock and difficulties of Ukrainians in dealing with the post-Soviet legacy. His poetry has been described as “wild and funny,” while his novels are written in a poetic style. Zhadan also performs as frontman for the ska band Sobaky v kosmosi (Dogs in Space) and enjoys the reputation of a countercultural figure.
In addition to writing his own poems, Serhiy Zhadan has translated poetry from German, English, Belarusian, and Russian. His own poems have been translated into twelve languages, including English.

Zhadan is the author of the following collections of poetry: Rose Degenerate (1993), Quotations (1995), General Judas (1995),Pepsi (1998), the very, very best poems, psychedelic stories of fighting and other bullshit (selected works, 1992-2000; 2000),Ballads about War and Reconstruction (2001), History of Culture at the Turn of This Century (2003), UkSSR (2004), Maradona (2007), Lili Marlene (2009), Ethiopia (2009), and Gunshot and Cutlery (2012). His prose works include: Big Mac (2003),Depeche Mode (2004), Anarchy in the UKR (2005), The Hymn of Democratic Youth (2006), Voroshylovhrad (2010), Big Mac and Other Stories (2011), and Mesopotamia (2014).

His novel Voroshylovhrad, set in the rust-belt region of eastern Ukraine, has won many awards, including the BBC Ukraine Book of the Decade award in 2014. In the same year Voroshylovhrad received the prestigious Jan Michalski Prize for Literature. Already translated into German, Voroshylovrad was recently translated into English and is forthcoming asVoroshilovgrad in 2016 by Deep Vellum Publishing.

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DV Spring 2016 Catalog

Our Spring 2016 catalog is here, get into it! Six of your new favorite books: April: Serhiy Zhadan – Voroshilovgrad (translated by Reilly Costigan-Humes & Isaac Wheeler) — a post-Soviet magical realist romp through now-war-torn eastern Ukraine from the most prominent poet, writer, rockstar, and pro-democracy activist in all of Ukraine today; and Zhadan will tour […]

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