Amelina Victoria

Amelina Victoria

Ukrainian writer, author of novels and short stories

Victoria Amelina is an award-winning writer living in Ukraine and the US. She was born in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. She is the author of The Fall Syndrome (Syndrom Lystopadu), 2014, and Dom’s Dream Kingdom (Dim dlya Doma), 2017, which won the Best Prose Book award at Zaporizhya Book Festival and was shortlisted for numerous awards, including LitAkcent Book of the Year, Lviv City of UNESCO Literary Award, and European Union Prize for Literature.

Victoria Amelina was born in 1986 in the city of Lviv. At the age of 14, she immigrated to Canada but soon decided to come back to Ukraine. As a teenager she dreamt of becoming a writer, however, chose the IT field. For a decade she worked as a software programmer and manager for international companies.

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