Prokhasko Taras

Born on 16 May 1968 in Ivano-Frankivsk, he is a writer, journalist and radio personality.

Profession: botanic. After graduation he was proposed to work at a biostationary situated in the mountains, but Prokhasko declined due to family circumstances. Taras took part in the students’ movement in 1989–1991 and the Revolution on Granite in 1990 in Kyiv.

Having graduated he work at the Ivano-Frankivsk Institute of Carpathians forestry, then was teaching there. In 1992–1993, he worked as a barman, later a guard, and a radio personality on FM “Vezha”. Besides, he worked in an art gallery, in a newspaper and in a TV studio. In 1992–1994, he was a “traveling” co-editor of “Chetver” Magazine, because on a regular basis he had to go to Lviv to the university where he studied.

Laureate of the Smoloskyp Publishing House (1997).

In 1998 he engaged in journalism in the Lviv newspaper “Express”, soon after he was writing columns for “Express” and “Postup”. For a while he was writing for the on-line newspaper “Telekrytyka”. Later Taras started composing articles and leading an author’s column for the Ivano-Frankivsk regional weekly “Galician Korrespondent”.

Awards:

1997 — laureate of the Smoloskyp Publishing House Award.
2006 — first place in the nomination “Belles-lettres” for the book “Could Have Made a Few of Stories from This” (by version of Koorrespondent Magazine).
2007 — third place in the nomination “Documentary” for the book “Port Frankivsk” (by version of Korrespondent Magazine).
2007 — laureate of the Joseph Conrad Literary Prize (established by the Polish Institute in Kyiv).
2013 — Yurii Sheveliov Prize for “One and the Same”.

Bibliography:

Anna’s Other Days: prose / Taras Prokhasko; foreword by Y. Izdryk. — Кyiv: Smoloskyp, 1998. — 109 p. — ISBN 966-7332-03-0*9.
FM Galicia / Taras Prokhasko. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Lileya-NV, 2001; 2004. — 56 p. — ISBN 978-966-668-251-5.
The UnSimple / Taras Prokhasko. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Lileya-NV, 2002. — 137 p. — ISBN 9666680238.
Lexicon of Secretive Knowledge / Taras Prokhasko. — Lviv: Kalvaria, 2003. — 147 p. — ISBN 9666630796.
Could Have Made a Few of Stories from This / Taras Prokhasko. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Lileya-NV, 2005. — 128 p. — (Aggressive bibliophilia). — ISBN 966-668-093-9 (N3).
Port Frankivsk: selected feuilletons / Taras Prokhasko. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Lileya-NV, 2006. — 48 p. — ISBN 966-668-130-7.
“Ukraina” (Krakow: Nemrod, 2006), jointly with Serhiy Zhadan.
“Galizien-Bukowina-Express” (Wien: Turia+Kant, 2007), jointly with Yurko Prokhasko and Magdalena Błaszczuk.

BecauseSoItIs / Taras Prokhasko. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Lileya-NV, 2010. — 432 p. — ISBN 978-966-668-251-5.
Prokhasko Т., Prokhasko М. Who Will Make Snow. — Lviv : Old Lion Publishing House, 2013. — 72 p., illustrated — (“Tales for Babies” Series). — ISBN 978-617-679-027-3 (distinguished with the 2013 ВВС Book of the Year).
Prokhasko Т. One and the Same. — Chernivtsi: Books XXI, Meridian Czernowitz, 2013. — 240 p.
Prokhasko Т. Signs of Maturity. — Lviv: Triada Plus, 2014. — 120 p.
Prokhasko Т., Prokhasko М. Where the Sea Disappeared. — Lviv : Old Lion Publishing House, 2014. — 88 p., illustrated — (“Tales for Babies” Series). — ISBN 978-617-679-091-4 (in 2014 it was included in the top 20 of the Best Books at the Publishers’ Forum Award). Prokhasko Т., Prokhasko М. How to Understand a Shegoat. — Lviv : Old Lion Publishing House, 2015. — 80 p., illustrated — (“Tales for Babies” series). — ISBN 978-617-679-165-2.
Prokhasko Т., Prokhasko М. Life and Snow : [picture-book]. — Lviv : Old Lion Publishing House, 2017. — 48 p., illustrated — ISBN 978-617-679-353-3.