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Andriy Lyubka / Ukraine

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Andriy Lyubka (1987) – a Ukrainian poet, writer and essayist.

He graduated from Mukachevo Military School, Ukrainian philology at Uzhhorod University and Balkan studies at the University of Warsaw.

The author of the books of poetry: „Eight Months of Schizophrenia“ (Uzhgorod, 2007), „The Terrorism“ (Lviv, 2009), «40 Dollars Plus the Tips» (Lviv, 2012); collection of short stories: „The Killer“ (Lviv, 2012), collection of poems in German translation «Notaufname» (Austria, Innsbruck, 2012), book of essays “Sleeping with Women” (2014), novel “Karbid” (2015, short-listed to top-5 books of the year by BBC Ukraine; a Polish translation of his book ”Karbid” was short-listed to the Central-European “Angelus” Award in 2017, collection of short stories “The Room for Sadness” (2016) and book of essays «Saudade» (2017). The winner of the prizes “Debut” (2007), “Kyiv Laurels” (2011), recently he received a literary award of Kovalev Foundation (USA) and became a laureate of Shevelov Prize for the best book of essays of 2017 in Ukraine.

He is also the translator from Polish, Croatian, Serbian, English and the curator of two international poetry festivals. Lives in Uzhgorod.