The Yuriy Shevelyov Award

The Yuriy Shevelyov Award was founded in 2013. It is annually granted to Ukrainian writers for fictional and scientific essays published during the previous year. The Award praises the essential values of the genre of essay which are freedom of thought and exquisite style.

The Award is named after Yuriy Shevelyov who set grounds for modern Ukrainian essay.

The laureate of the Award is announced during the yearly ceremony in honour of Yuriy Shevelyov’s birthday on the 17th of December. The list of tree nominees is published a week prior to the event.

The winner receives a figure of the bronze angel as well as financial reward and diploma. The nominees get the diploma and the collection of ten volumes published by “Dukh i Litera”.

The Yuriy Shevelyov Award is a joint project organised by:

* Ukrainian Centre of PEN International;

* Kyiv Mohyla Business School;

* Dukh i Litera Publishing House;

* Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.


Laureates of the Award

2013 – Taras Prokhasko for his book “One and the Same” and Andriy Portnov for his “Stories for Domestic Use”.

2014 – Kostiantyn Moskalets for his book “Flashes” published by “Piramida”.

2015 – Oleksandr Boychenko and his book “More or Less”.

2016 – Vakhtang Kebuladze for his collection of philosophic essays “Destiny’s Сells”.

2017 – Andriy Lyubka for his “Saudade”.


The Capitula of the Award

Ola Hnatiuk, Secretary of Capitula, member of Executive Council of Ukrainian Centre of PEN International.

Tamara Hundorova, literary critic, member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Institute of Literature).

Vakhtang Kebuladze, Ph.D., writer, laureate of Yuriy Shevelyov Award in 2016.

Kostiantyn Moskalets, poet, writer, translator, literary critic, laureate of Yuriy Shevelyov Award in 2015.

Anastasia Nehrutska, Secretary of Capitula.

Volodymyr Panchenko, literary critic, Ph.D.

Serhiy Plokhiy, Director of Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.

Taras Prokhasko, writer, laureate of Yuriy Shevelyov Award in 2013.

Mykola Riabchuk, President of Ukrainian Centre of PEN International.

Oleksandr Savruk, Head of Kyiv Mohyla Business School.

Eleonora Solovey, member of Ukrainian Centre of PEN International.

Leonid Finberg, Editor-in-chief of Dukh i Litera Publishing House.


Web-site of the Award: