Bondar Andriy
Photo: Oleksandr Chekmenev

Bondar Andriy

Poet, novelist, translator, essayist

Ukrainian poet and translator. He was born in Kamianets-Podolsky, Ukraine, in 1974. He studied history and literary theory at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. In 1998 he published his first collection of poems, "Vesinnia yeres" ("Spring heresy"), followed by "Istyna i med" (2001, "Truth and honey") and "Prymityvni formy vlasnosti" (2004, "Primitive forms of ownership"), "Pisni Pisni" (2014, "Songs Songs") and book of short stories "Morkviany Lid" (2012, "Carrot Ice"), "I tym, scho v hrobakh" (2016), "Cerebro" (2018) (BBC-Ukraine award for the best Ukrainian essays) as well as numerous stories, essays and articles for various magazines. He is well-known in Ukraine as a translator from Polish and English into Ukrainian. He was an editor of trilingual Facebook community Eurolution.Doc (Ukraine on Maidan) from January to April of 2014.