Yurii Sheveliov Prize

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

The Prize is named after Yurii Sheveliov who set grounds for modern Ukrainian essay.

The laureate of the Prize is announced during the yearly ceremony in honour of Yurii Sheveliov’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 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 Yurii Sheveliov Prize 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 Prize

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

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

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

2016 – Vakhtang Kebuladze became the Prize laureate with his collection of science fiction philosophic essays “Destiny’s Charms”..

2017 – Andrii Liubka received the Yurii Sheveliov Prize for “Saudade”..


The Capitula of the Prize

Ola Hnatiuk – secretary of the Capitula, vice president of the Ukrainian PEN Centre.

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

Vakhtang Kebuladze – Ph.D., writer, laureate of Yurii Sheveliov Prize in 2016.

Kost Moskalets – poet, writer, translator, literary critic, laureate of Yurii Sheveliov Prize in 2015.

Anastasia Nehrutska – secretary of Capitula.

Volodymyr Panchenko – literary critic, Ph.D.

Serhii Plokhii – head of the Ukrainian Harvard Research Institute.

Taras Prokhasko – writer, laureate of Yurii Sheveliov Prize in 2013.

Mykola Riabchuk – vice president of the Ukrainian PEN Centre.

Oleksandr Savruk – head of the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School.

Eleonora Solovei – member of the Executive Board of the Ukrainian PEN Centre.

Leonid Finberg – еditor-in-chief of the “Dukh i Litera” Publishing House.


Website of the Prize: www.shevelyov-award.com