Ukraine as a Novel with Strong Plot and Weak Characters

Thursday, February 23, 2012
12:00 pm
1219 International Affairs Building

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Andrey Kurkov.

Andrey Kurkov, born in St. Petersburg in 1961, now lives in Kyiv.
Having graduated from the Kyiv Foreign Languages Institute, he worked for some time as a journalist, did his military service as a prison warder at Odesa, then became a film cameraman, writer of screenplays, and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels. The first of which he had to borrow money from friends to self-publish and sell on the sidewalks of Kyiv. He has gone on to become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers in Ukrainian history, and his books have been translated into 25 languages.

This event is free and open to the public For more information please contact Mark Andryczyk at (212) 854-4697 or ma2634@columbia.edu.