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Halyna Kruk | Ukraine

(b. 1974 in Lviv) – writer, translator, scriptwriter, literary historian. She is the author of five poetry books – “Journeys in Search of a Home”, “Footprints on Sand” (both 1997), “The Face beyond the Photograph” (2005), “Co(an)existence” (2013) and “An Adult Woman” (2017). Her poems and pieces have been included in numerous anthologies and translated into many languages. She has written 5 books for children, two of which have been published in 15 languages (as part of the international children’s project “Step by Step”). She translates other works from Polish, Belarusian and Russian (she has published, among others, Kazimierz Wierzyński’s poems, Stanisław Lem’s “Mystery of the Chinese Room”, Wojciech Górecki’s “A toast to our ancestors”). Winner of several international literary contest, a fellow of Gaude Polonia Scholarship granted by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2003, 2010) and Villa Decius Homines Urbani in Cracow (2005) as well as the Baltic Centre of Writers and Translators in Gotland (Sweden, 2007, 2018). She is the vice chairwoman of the Ukrainian PEN Club. She lives in Lviv and teaches at Lviv University.

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