Huseinova Olena

Huseinova Olena

Writer, journalist, radio host

Poet, journalist. Olena holds an MA in Philology from Kyiv-Mohyla academy. In 2004, her poems appeared in a major Ukrainian journal Suchasnist (Modernity). In 2005, Olena received second prize in a prestigious literary competition for young writers "Smoloskyp".

Olena’s first book of poetry, "Vidkrytyi Raider" (Open Rider), was published in 2012 and was ranked in top 10 books of the "Ukrainian Book Arsenal Fair", and placed in the top 20 of the Lviv Publishers’ Forum. In 2014, Ukrainian artist Dasha Kuzmich created a video poem "Like Cherries" based on Olena’s text that won the first prize at the international festival of video poetry Cyclops.

Olena’s second book of poetry "Superheroi" (Superheroes), designed by art-studio "Agrafka" was published in 2016. The Ukrainian Book Arsenal fair voted it as the best illustrated book of the year. In 2017 Olena presented her poems at the international literary festival Authors’ Reading Month. Currently she is working as an author and radio host on Ukrainian radio station "Culture".

Her poems have been translated into English, Polish, Czech, Lithuanian, and Russian.