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Saturday, March 12, 2016 // 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Yuri Andrukhovych – “Welcome to My Foolish Dreamland”



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Юрій Ігорович Андрухович

Yuri Andrukhovych

Andrukhovych will be reciting selected readings of work at the Philadelphia Art Alliance on March 12.

YURI ANDRUKHOVYCH was born in 1960 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.  In 1985, together with Viktor Neborak and Oleksandr Irvanets, he founded the popular literary performance group "Bu-Ba-Bu" (Burlesque-Bluster-Buffoonery). He has published four poetry books — Sky and Squares (1985), Downtown (1989), Exotic Birds and Plants (1991, new editions 1997 and 2002) and The Songs for A Dead Rooster (2004).

Andrukhovych`s prose works, the novels Recreations (1992), Moscoviada (1993), Perverzion (1996), 12 Rings (2003) and Mystery (2007) have had a great impact on readers in Ukraine. Andrukhovych’s next book has the title Lexicon of Intimate Cities (2011) and the newest one – Fantomas Has Been Burried Here (2015). Andrukhovych also writes literary essays (collected in Disorientation in Locality, 1999 and The Devil is in the Cheese, 2006). Together with Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk he published My Europe (2000 and 2001).

Yuri Andrukhovych’s books are translated and published in Poland, Germany, Canada, USA, Hungary, Finland, Russia, Serbia, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania.

He is a laureate of five prestigious international literary awards: Herder Preis (Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, Hamburg, 2001), Erich-Maria Remarque Friedenspreis (Osnabrück, 2005), Leipziger Buchpreis zur Europäischen Verständigung (2006), Central-European Literary Award „Angelus“ (Wroclaw, 2006), Hannah-Arendt-Preis für politisches Denken (Bremen, 2014).

In 2015, Vitaly Chernetsky’s English-language translation of Yuri Andrukhovych’s fourth novel was published by Spuyten Duyvil as Twelve Circles. English-language translations of his first three novels were published as, Recreations (CIUS Press, 1998), The Moscoviad (Spuyten Duyvil, 2008) and Perverzion (Northwestern University Press, 2005).

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Frank Sherlock is the author of Life Is to Blame for Everything (horse less press2015), Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated (ixnay press, 2014), Over Here (Factory School, 2009), The City Real & Imagined (w/ CAConrad) (Factory School, 2010), and a collaboration with Brett Evans entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual.

Por Aquí, a Spanish-language collection of works translated by Carlos Soto-Román, will be published in Chile in 2016. Poems beyond the page have found their forms in installations/performances/exhibitions, including Organize Your Own: The Politics & Poetics of Self-Determination, Refuse/Reuse: Language for the Common Landfill, Kensington Riots Project, Neighbor Ballads, PACE, and B.Franklin Basement Tapes. Sherlock is a recipient of the 2013 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for literature. He is Poet Laureate Emeritus of Philadelphia.

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