Ostap Slyvynski


Ostap Slyvynsky is a Ukrainian poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic. He authored five books of poetry. His poetry collections were published in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, and Russia. He translates fiction and non-fiction from Polish, English, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Belarusian, and Russian into Ukrainian. Among the authors that he has translated are Czesław Miłosz, Hanna Krall, Andrzej Stasiuk, Olga Tokarczuk, Mikołaj Łoziński, Ignacy Karpowicz, Derek Walcott, William Carlos Williams, James Tate, and Georgi Gospodinov.

Slyvynsky’s poetry and translations have earned him Polish Embassy’s translation prize (2007), Hubert Burda Poetry Prize (2009), and the Medal for Merit to Polish Culture (2014). Ostap Slyvynsky was the first program director of the International Literary Festival in Lviv in 2006–2007 and still organizes many literary events in Ukraine. Slyvynsky teaches Polish literature at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv as well as contemporary literatures of East Central Europe and courses on translation at Ukrainian Catholic University.

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