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The Ukrainian Institute in London invites you to take part in a meeting with special guest
Ukrainian Lithuanian surrealist writer
BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year 2013 winner Yaroslav Melnyk.

Date: May 9, 2015
Time: 19:00
Location: 79 Holland Park, London, W11 3SW

Discussion will be held both in English and Ukrainian. Moderator of the discussion will be Svitlana Pyrkalo.

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• Yaroslav Melnyk – Ukrainian and Lithuanian novelist, writer, philosopher, critic, member of the National Writer’s Union of Ukraine and Writer’s Union of Lithuania, winner of numerous competitions and awards, author of more than ten books which have been published in European countries. Critics call him a mystic and existential writer.
• “Yaroslav Melnyk is the most cosmopolitan Ukrainian writer of the 21st century” (British library, London)
• The book Kelias į rojų (The Road to Paradise) was nominated for the Europe book prize.
• All of his books in Ukrainian prose were finalists’ books of the “BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year” (2012, 2013, 2014) and his novel “Dalekyi prostir” (“The Remote Space”) became the “BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year”in 2013.

Quotations from the works of Yaroslav Melnyk