Yuliya Musakovska was born in 1982 in Lviv, Ukraine. She is a Ukrainian poet and translator, and a member of PEN Ukraine.
She has published five collections of poems; “Exhaling, Inhaling” (2010), “Masks” (2011), “Hunting the Silence” (2014), “Men, Women and Children” (2015), and “The God of Freedom” (2021). Her works have been published in numerous magazines, almanacs and anthologies, and translated into English, German, Spanish, Swedish, Lithuanian, Hebrew, Polish and Bulgarian.
Yuliya translates poetry from Swedish and has published her translations from Tomas Tranströmer. She also translates modern Ukrainian poetry into English (published for example in the bilingual anthology of Ukrainian poetry “Letters from Ukraine”, 2016).
She is a winner of numerous literary awards in the Ukraine, among them the Dictum Prize by Krok Publishing House in 2014, Smoloskip Poetry Award in 2010, Ostroh Academy “Vytoky” Award in 2010, Bohdan Antonych Prize in 2009, and “Hranoslov” Award in 2008.
Having graduated from the National Ivan Franko University of Lviv, where she studied international relations, she has since been working in the technology industry (marketing and communications) since 2007.