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Jurij Andrukovič


Born in 1960 in Stanislav. In 1985, together with Viktor Neborak and Oleksand Irvanets, he founded the popular literary performance group Bu-Ba-Bu (Burlesque-Bluster Buffoneery), whose members are still active today. Military service in the Red Army in 1983 and 1984 inspired him to write army stories and a screenplay for the film Oxygen Starvation (1991). He studied at the Gorgy Institute for Literature in Moscow and later co-edited the journal Thursday (1991-96) and encyclopedia of contemporary Ukrainian writing Pleroma (1998). Poetry colletions: The Sky and City Squares (1985), Downtown (1989), Exotic Birds and Plants (1991). Novels: Recreations (1992), Moscoviada (1993) and Perversion (1996). A collection of essays Disorientation in Locality (1999).

Oleksander Irvanec


Oleksander  Irvanec

(1961) worked as a teacher, served in the army and then started working as a journalist. Now he is a research worker in the Ukrainian Center for Cultural Studies. Together with Juri Andrukhovych and Victor Neborak they founded a poetic group “Bu-Ba-Bu” (“burlesque-dancer-extravaganza) in spring, 1985. His first collection of poems was published in 1987. Today he is the author of over 20 books. Aleksandr translates into Ukrainian – from Polish, Russian and Byelorussian. He was a grant holder of numerous foundations in Germany, Poland, Austria, Latvia and the USA.

Sergij Žadan


Sergij Žadan

(Ukraine), born in 1974. He currently lives in Kharkov and writes poetry, prose and essays. Considered the best poet of his generation, he is the author of six poetry collections. In year 2000 was published selection of his poetry The very, very best poems, psychedelic stories of fighting and other bullshit. In year 2004 novel Depech Mode. His work has been translated into several languages and is featured on Poetry International’s Website.

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