Born on 13 August 1964 in the village of Kuty, Brody District (now Busk District) in Lviv region in the family of a political prisoner, he is a writer and literary critic. In a few years the family moved to Ivano-Frankivsk. Stepan Protsiuk graduated from Ivano-Frankivsk Pedagogical Institute, and did his postgraduate studies at the Institute of Literature at NASU. He is a candidate of Philology, and teaches Ukrainian Literature at Ivano-Frankivsk Precarpathian University.
From 1995 to 2017, Stepan was a member of the National Writers’ Union of Ukraine.
Stepan Protsiuk is a laureate of numerous national literary awards. He is a seven-time winner of The Courier of Kryvbas Journal Award (1998–2003), Blahosvit Award (2000), Ivan Franko Urban Prize for Literature (2002), Stefanyk Regional Prize for Literature.
The author has held literary evenings in many cities across Ukraine: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa, Ternopil, Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Lutsk, as well as abroad, in Krakow, Berlin, Olomouc, Paris, Helsinki, Rome, Chicago, New York, and others.
Stepan Protsiuk’s works have been translated into foreign languages (German, Russian, Slovak, Polish, and Czech). At the end of 2008 in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, a translation of a novel “Totem” by Stepan Protsiuk was released. The book was translated by a renowned Azerbaijani writer and publisher Elchin Iskenderzade. Presently, the novel is being translated into a few other languages.
On 30 September 2012 Stepan Protsiuk announced on his Facebook page of his joining the Ukrainian Centre of PEN International. In September 2015 Protsiuk received the title of “Ukraine’s Golden Writer”.
Protsiuk S. On the Edge of Two Truths // New Degeneration / Introduction to Yuri Andrukhovych’s article.
Protsiuk S. Apologetics at Dawn. — Uzhhorod, 1996.
Protsiuk S. Always and Never. — Lviv, 1999.
Protsiuk S. Transgression in Vacuum. — Кyiv, 1996.
Protsiuk S. Gallows for Tenderness. — Ternopil: Dzhura, 2001.
Protsiuk S. Seraphim and Misanthropes. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Tipovit, 2002.
Protsiuk S. Totem. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Tipovit, 2005. — 190 p.
Protsiuk S. Infection // The Courier of Kryvbas. — 2002. — № 149. — P. 3–68.
Protsiuk S. Sacrifice. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Tipovit, 2007. — 207 p.
Protsiuk S. The Ruining of a Doll. — Кyiv: Yaroslaviv Val, 2010. — 280 p.
Protsiuk S. A Rose of Ritual Pain: A Novel about Vasyl Stefanyk. — Кyiv : Academia Publishing Centre, 2010. — 184 p.
Protsiuk S. Masks Fall Slowly: A novel about Volodymyr Vynnychenko. — Кyiv : Academia Publishing Centre, 2011. — 304 p. (“Autographs of Time” Series).
Protsiuk S. Bang the Head to a Wall: A story // The Courier of Kryvbas. — 2011. — № 264—265 (November–December). — P. 3–93.
Protsiuk S. Infection. Sacrifice. Totem — Ivano-Frankivsk: Tipovit, 2012. — 562 p.
Protsiuk S. The Black Apple: A Novel about Arkhyp Teslenko. — Кyiv : Academia Publishing Centre, 2013. — 192 p. (“Autographs of Time” Series).
Protsiuk S. Bang the Head to a Wall: psychological prose / S. V. Protsiuk. — Lutsk: Tverdynia Publishing House, 2013. — 200 p.
Protsiuk S. The Tenth Line (Kyiv: Ukrainian Priority, 2014),
Protsiuk S. Under the Wings of the Great Mother (Discursus, 2015),
Protsiuk S. Herbs Mustn’t Die (Kyiv: Lehenda, 2017).
Protsiuk S. Knights of Stylus and Cafes. — Кyiv, 1996.
Protsiuk S. Ropewalkers. — Ivano-Frankivsk: Tipovit, 2007. — 302 p.
Protsiuk S. Bloodtest. — Кyiv: Grani-Т, 2010. — 150 p.
Protsiuk S. Shadows Come at Dawn: Essayistics. — Lutsk: Tverdynia Publishing House, 2011. — 216 p.
Books for children:
Stepan Protsiuk about Vasyl Stefanyk, Carl Gustav Jung, Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Arkhyp Teslenko, Nika Turbina / S. Protsiuk. — Kyiv: Grani-Т, 2008. — 96 p. — (“Life of Prominent Children” Series). ISBN 978-966-465-155-1.
Protsiuk S. Mary and Kostya. — Кyiv : Grani-Т, 2008. — 63 p.
Protsiuk S. In Love with the Sun: A Second Story of Mary and Kostia. — Кyiv : Grani-Т, 2008. — 63 p.
Protsiuk S. Argonauts: A Third Story of Mary and Kostia. — Кyiv : Grani-Т, 2008. — 64 p.
Protsiuk S. Barbarians (Teza, 2016),
Protsiuk S. Over Meadows and Skyscrapers (Teza, 2016),
Protsiuk S. Forty Tankers of Love (Teza, 2017).