Iurii Andrukhovych

Uilleam Blacker (University College London)
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Iurii Andrukhovych was born in Stanislav, now Ivano-Frankivsk, in Western Ukraine in 1960. He began his career in the 1980s as a poet, publishing the collections

Nebo i ploshcha


Sky and Square

, 1985),


(Downtown, 1989),

Ekzotychni ptakhy i roslyny


Exotic birds and plants

, 1991) and


(1995, together with Viktor Neborak and Oleksandr Irvanets). After some tentative steps into the world of prose in the 1980s with his

Armiis'ki opovidannia

(“Army stories”, published only in journals), in the early 1990s he turned to fiction and essay writing. He has to date published four novels:




, 1992),



The Moscoviad

, 1993),




, 1995) and

Dvanadtsiat' obruchiv


Twelve Rings

, 2003). A fifth, to be titled



The Secret


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Citation: Blacker, Uilleam. "Iurii Andrukhovych". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 June 2007 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11798, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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