Participants 2019

Kateryna Kalytko / Ukraine

Kateryna Kalytko (1982) is a Ukrainian poetess and translator. She is the author of seven poetry collections, two of them – “Bunar” and „Torture Chamber. Vineyard. Home“ are honored with the „Litaccent of the Year“ award in 2018 and 2014. She has also published two books of short proze: “M(h)ystery” (Kyiv, Fact, 2007) and “The Land of the Lost, or Little Scary Tales“ (Lviv, Old Liv Publishing House, 2017).

In November of 2017, she won the Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski Literary Prize by the Polish Institute in Kyiv.

In 2017, Kateryna Kalytko’s book “The Land of All Those Lost, or Creepy Little Tales” by the Old Lion Publishing House won the BBC Book of the Year – 2017.

In September of 2016, she received the Crystal Vilenica Award at Vilenica International Literary Festival.

She has received a scholarship of writer programs Central European Initiative Fellowship, KulturKontakt Austria and Reading Balkans. She is the laureate of the short prose festival Imbiero Vakarai (Lithuania).

At the age of 17, she has won a poetry competition “Hranoslov” (1999). She is a laureate of “Hranoslov” and Bohdan-Ihor Antonych “Pryvitannia Zhyttia” competitions; “Molode Vyno” reading prose contest and “Smoloskyp” Publishing House contest as well as “Blahosvit” literary prize.

Her texts are translated into English, German, Polish, Armenian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Italian and Hebrew. Her collection of poems „Gold, Myrrh and Honey“ was published in 2014 in Israel (Hebrew translation by Anton Paperny).

She translates from the Balkan languages ​​(Miljenko Jergović, Ozren Kebo, Melina Kamerich, Nenad Velychkovych, Mileta Prodanovich, Mesha Selimovych, etc.).

For her translations she was awarded the prize of the magazine „Courier Kryvbas“ and the translation award METAPHORA.

She was awarded an Independent Women’s Arts Award from UN Women in the HeForShe Arts Week 2019.