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Amelina Victoria

Ukrainian writer, author of novels and short stories

Victoria Amelina is a Ukrainian novelist, essayist, and human rights activist based in Kyiv. Victoria Amelina is a winner of the Joseph Conrad Literature Prize for her prose works, including the novels Dom's Dream Kingdom and Fall Syndrome, and a finalist of the European Union Prize for Literature.

Victoria Amelina is a founder of the New York Literature Festival, which takes place in a small town called New York in the Donetsk region. Due to the full-scale Russian invasion of 2022, instead of the festival, the team launched the "Fight Them with Poetry" initiative to help supply the Ukrainian Army units defending the region.

Victoria's prose, poems, and essays have been translated into many languages, including English, Polish, Italian, German, Croatian, Dutch, Chezh, and Hungarian.

Victoria Amelina teaches a special Creative Writing course, Crafting the Future, at the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa.

Since 2022 Victoria Amelina has been collaborating with the Ukrainian teams to document Russian war crimes and advocate for accountability for the international crimes committed by the Russian Federation and its troops on the territory of Ukraine and other countries. She is now working on a non-fiction project, War and Justice Diary: Looking at Women Looking at War.

Twitter: @vamelina

Amelina Victoria
4 publications
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