Andriy Lyubka is a Ukrainian poet, prose writer, essayist, columnist and translator (from Polish, Serbian, Croatian and English). He graduated from Uzhhorod National University with a masters degree in Ukrainian Philology (2009), and from University of Warsaw (masters degree in Balkans and Central Europe Studies) in 2014.
Andriy was the winner of the literary awards “Debut” (2007) and “Kyiv Laurels” (2011), and his novel “Karbid” was short-listed as one of the top five Ukrainian books of the year by BBC-Ukraine (2015). He was the curator of the International Poetry Festival “Kyiv Laurels” (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013) and the International Poetry Festival “Meridian Czernowitz” (2012, 2015).
Andriy was also a Writer-in-Residence at the Willa Decijusza Foundation Scholarship (Poland, 2009); the Gaude Polonia Scholarship Programme for Young Foreign Cultural Professionals (Poland, 2010, 2012); The International Writers’ and Translators’ House “Ventspilshouse” Scholarship (Latvia 2010); the Residence Internationalen Haus der Autorinnen und Autoren Graz (Austria, 2012); the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators (Sweden, 2015) and Pecs – European Capital of Culture (Hungary, 2016). He was also Research Fellow at New Europe College (Bucharest, Romania, 2016).
Andriy has participated in literary festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Kyiv, Berlin, Innsbruck, Warsaw, Krakow, Bratislava, Istanbul, Moscow, Vienna, Struga, Novi Sad, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Vilnius. Some of his works are translated into Chinese, Czech, Serbian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Turkish, German, English, Russian, Romanian and Polish.