Askold Melnyczuk - on Ukrainian literature, diaspora, and culture during the war

March 21, 2023

Askold Melnyczuk is a prominent American writer of Ukrainian descent, and author of books What Is Told; Ambassador of the Dead; House of Widows; The Man Who Would Not Bow, and others.

His novels have earned honors as a New York Times Notable, an LA Times Best Books of the Year, and an Editor's Choice by the American Library Association's Booklist. Melnyczuk has also translated numerous Ukrainian authors into English.

  • Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and chief editor of UkraineWorld, speaks to Askold Melnyczuk about Ukrainian literature today, about culture facing death and suffering, and the Ukrainian diaspora in North America.

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