Jurij Andruchowycz

Jurij Andruchowycz

Ukrainian poet, prose writer, essay writer, translator and musician. He was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, studied (printing and literature) in Lvov and Moscow. He debuted in 1985 as a poet. That same year he founded (with Wiktor Neborak and Ołeksandr Irwanec) the group Bu-Ba-Bu (Burlesque-Side-show-Buffoonery), which influenced the Ukrainian literary scene significantly. His stories published in the nineties brought him recognition: Recreations, The Moscoviad and Perverzion. In Poland – aside from the mentioned works – the following books were also published: the novel Twelve Rings; book of essays Erz-herz-perz, The Last Territory. Essays on Ukraine, as well as the book of essays written together with Andrzej Stasiuk My Europe; book of poems Songs For The Dead Rooster, Exotic Birds And Plants. Poems from 1980-1990. Among others, he is a laureate of the prestigious Angelus Prize, awarded in Wrocław. Foto (c) by Rita Galli-Jost