Conversation with Yuri Andrukhovych

Our conversation with Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych at the University of Oslo on February 21, 2018.

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Of the Ukrainian in your life

Four years ago their world was, quite likely, capsized by war. International media has lost much of its original interest since then, but combat itself hasn’t stopped. It may not be in the news daily, but there’s a chance it’s 24/7 for the Ukrainian in your life.

The Monochrome of War

“The Monochrome of War” was my invited guest column on Snob, a journal and media project published in Russian. Because articles on Snob can expire after a certain time, the full text is also reproduced below.

Efim, Emil, and Eksi

There was a man in the Kharkiv of my childhood. He lived very centrally, somewhere in the numerous green courtyards right off the city’s main square (if I remember correctly). His name sounded like sand on a windy beach: Efim Isaakovich.