Serhiy Zhadan

Curator of the Special Writer’s Program Out Loud. About Yourself

Ukrainian poet, novelist, translator, public activist, frontman of such music bands as Zhadan i Sobaky / Zhadan and the Dogs and Mannerheim Line. Author of the novels Depeche Mode, Voroshilovgrad, Mesopotamia, Internat (The Orphanage), the play Khlibne Peremyria (Bread Truce), poetical collections Tsytatnyk (Quote Book), Ethiopia, Zhyttia Marii (Life of Maria), Tampliiery (Templars), Antenna, Spysok Korabliv (List of Ships) and others.

Serhiy Zhadan’s literary works have received a lot of national and international awards and have been translated into more than twenty languages. They made the author one of the most famous contemporary Ukrainian writers. In 2007, he founded Serhiy Zhadan Charitable Foundation.

At the 10th International Book Arsenal Festival, he is curating his own program for the first time this year.