From Kulish to the present: 100 iconic novels and short stories in Ukrainian

From Kulish to the present: 100 iconic novels and short stories in Ukrainian

A joint special project of the Ukrainian PEN and the online magazine The Ukrainians. The list, organized by PEN members, is designed to promote Ukrainian literature and Ukrainian writers in Ukraine and around the world; show the completeness and diversity of Ukrainian great prose; to become a guide for publishers, librarians and cultural organizations, and to encourage young audiences to read great texts.

Year: 2021

Coordinator: Tatiana Teren

Project description

A joint special project of the Ukrainian PEN and the online magazine The Ukrainians. The list, organized by PEN members, is designed to promote Ukrainian literature and Ukrainian writers in Ukraine and around the world; show the completeness and diversity of Ukrainian great prose; to become a guide for publishers, librarians and cultural organizations, and to encourage young audiences to read great texts. The list includes works that have enriched Ukrainian and world literature, are marked by a special authorial style, offered new ideas and meanings, influenced the development of the Ukrainian language and the formation of Ukraine.

The compilation of a long list and several stages of voting, in which all members of the Ukrainian PEN took part, took place in March-June 2020. In total, the long list consisted of 436 items.

An advisory expert group worked on the project, which included literary critics Tamara Gundorova , Mykola Ryabchuk , Olya Hnatyuk , Eleonora Solovey , Iryna Starovoit , Anatoliy Dnistrovy , Oleksiy Sinchenko , Rostyslav Semkiv , Olena Galeta and Marko-Robert Stekh .

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