Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series: "So Who is Felix?" Sophia Andrukhovych

Thursday, December 3, 2015
7:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join us for a discussion with the Ukrainian author Sophia Andrukhovych. 
 
Sophia Andrukhovych was born in 1982 in Ivano-Frankivsk, formerly known as Stanislav. One of the cultural centers of western Ukraine, the city is known for what has been termed the “Stanislav phenomenon”: the curious fact that this rather small town is home to an unusually large concentration of postmodern writers. She has authored five books of prose to date: Milena's Summer (2002), Old People (2003), Wives of their Husbands (2005), Salmon (2007) and Felix Austria (2014). The latter was awarded the BBC Book of the Year prize in 2015. Her works have been translated into English, Polish, German, Czech, and Serbian.  Also a translator, Andrukhovych has translated the novel The European Woman by Manuela Gretkovska as well as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (co-translated with Viktor Morozov), A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, Flat Earth News by Nick Davies, Poisoned Peace by Gregor Dallas, and Talking to Terrorists by Peter Taylor (co-translated with Halya Karpa) into Ukrainian.  She served as coeditor of the literary journal Chetver (Thursday) from 2003-2005.
 
The event is part of the Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series, cosponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, and by the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
 
This event is free and open to the public.
 
For more information please contact Dr. Mark Andryczyk at 212-854-4697 or at ma2634@columbia.edu