Along with our partners the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, and Columbia Global Centers | Paris, we are delighted to welcome Victoria Amelina to our one-year-long Harriman Residency for a displaced Ukrainian writer in 2023-24!
Amelina is a Ukrainian novelist, essayist, poet, and human rights activist based in Kyiv. She won the Joseph Conrad Literature Prize for her prose works, including the novels Dom’s Dream Kingdom and Fall Syndrome, and was a finalist for the European Union Prize for Literature and the UN Women in Arts Award.
She is a founder of the New York Literature Festival, which took place in a village called New York in the Bakhmut area, in the Donetsk region. Since 2022, Amelina has been collaborating with Ukrainian NGOs, including Truth Hounds and the Center for Civil Liberties, to document war crimes and advocate for accountability for the international crimes committed in Ukraine. She is currently working on a non-fiction project, Looking at Women Looking at War: War and Justice Diary.