Skip to main content
Support
Event

Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series: “Smuggling Ukraine Westward”

Andriy Lyubka is a writer based in Uzhhorod, a Ukrainian city bordering the European Union. At his event, entitled “Smuggling Ukraine Westward”, Mr. Lyubka will read excerpts from his novel Carbide, which is a dark comedy about one Ukrainian writer’s romantic attempt to make his people one with the European Union. In order to fulfill this dream, the writer is forced to immerse himself into the dangerous, absurd world of corrupt local politicians and businessmen. Carbide has enjoyed great popularity in Ukraine and has recently been short-listed for the prestigious Angelus Central European Award.

Date & Time

Thursday
Oct. 12, 2017
4:30pm – 6:00pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Get Directions

Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series: “Smuggling Ukraine Westward”

Cosponsored by the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center and the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Andriy Lyubka is a writer based in Uzhhorod, a Ukrainian city bordering the European Union. At his event, entitled “Smuggling Ukraine Westward”, Mr. Lyubka will read excerpts from his novel Carbide, which is a dark comedy about one Ukrainian writer’s romantic attempt to make his people one with the European Union. In order to fulfill this dream, the writer is forced to immerse himself into the dangerous, absurd world of corrupt local politicians and businessmen. Carbide has enjoyed great popularity in Ukraine and has recently been short-listed for the prestigious Angelus Central European Award. 

Reception to follow

Speaker

Andriy Lyubka

Andriy Lyubka

Writer, Uzhhorod
Read More

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more

Event Feedback