Independence Day of Ukraine
Hero of My Time (Ukraine, 2018)

Serhiy Zhadan: a look at Ukraine through texts and conversation

26.10.2018, 18:00

We are glad to invite you to a meeting with the writer which will take place at the Embassy of Ukraine on October 26 at 6 pm.

The meeting program includes:
• Readings by the author
• A talk about the war in Donbas through the prism of Zhadan’s latest novel ‘Internat’
• A discussion of the film premier of ‘The Wild Fields’ based on Zhadan’s novel ‘Voroshylovhrad’
• A discussion of his new music project ‘The Mannerheim Line’ (“Лінія Маннергейма”)
• Raffle with the chance to win an autographed copy of either the recent poetry collection ‘Antenna’ (Ukrainian) or the novel ‘Voroshylovgrad’ (English)
• Informal interaction

Languages: Ukrainian with English translation.

Serhiy Zhadan is visiting the Helsinki Book Fair as the only guest author from Ukraine. A talk ‘Serhiy Zhadan: Ukrainian contemporary literature in the pressure of the war’ will take place on October 25 at 17.30.

We are also glad to announce that a Finnish translation of Zhadan’s poems and an extract of his recent novel ‘Internat’ will be published in the literary magazine Nuori Voima ( Nuori Voima is also supporting a literary meeting with the participation of Zhadan, young Finnish poets and American poet Patricia Lockwood (café Mascot, October 27 at 8 pm).

Organizers: the Ukrainian Association in Finland with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Finland.