Vilchynsky Oleksandr

Born on January 2, 1963 in Ternopil. Prose writer, journalist, columnist, scholar, playwright.

Graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (1985), Faculty of Journalism.

In 1985-1990, he was working as a pressman in the Odessa region and in Odessa, and since 1990 — in Ternopil. In 1995, Oleksandr Vilchynsky joined the National Writers’ Union of Ukraine, and in 2002 — the Association of Ukrainian Writers. The scholarship holder of “Gaude Polonia – 2005” (Poland), “Hawthornden Castle – 2016” (Great Britain). Since 2006, he has been working as the professor at the Journalism Department of the Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University. In 2012, he defended his PhD thesis titled “The Press of the Ternopil Region in 1985-1991: Structural and Content-Related Aspect” at the Institute of Journalism of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv; Candidate of Sciences in the field of social communications.

Published several books and dozens of articles in the Ukrainian press and in collections of scholarly articles. Along with the literary themes, he is also actively engaged in the research of the Ukrainian media landscape, problems of national identity and civil society formation.


Published Works

Short stories

  • What Will Father Say (Що скаже батько) (Odesa, “Mayak”, 1989)
  • The Last Hunting (Останні лови) (“Dzvin”, № 10-12, 1993)
  • The Wall (Стіна) (“Kurier Kryvbasu”, № 61-64, 1996)
  • Déjà Vu. Attempt to Return (Дежавю. Спроба повернення) (Ternopil, “Dzhura”, 2002)
  • Proskuriv (Проскурів) (Coll.: “27 Regions of Ukraine”: Kharkiv, “Folio”, 2012)
  • Near Konotop (Під Конотопом) (Coll.: “History of Ukraine through the Eyes of Writers”: Kharkiv, “Folio”, 2013)
  • Saint-Michel Boulevard (Бульвар Сен-Мішель) (Coll.: “Ukraine — Europe”: Kharkiv, “Folio”, 2014)
  • Sherlock Holmes at the Publishers’ Forum (Шерлок Холмс на Форумі видавців) (“Kyiv”, № 1-2, № 3-4, 2015)
  • Olives as a Dessert (Маслини на десерт) (Coll. “Good Stories. Olives as a Dessert”: Kharkiv, “Folio”, 2015)
  • Sherlock Holmes at the Publishers’ Forum (Шерлок Холмс на Форумі видавців) (Ternopil, “NK — Bohdan”, 2016)



  • Day Eight (День восьмий) (magazine “Ternopil”, 1992-1994)
  • Unaccounted Victim (Ternopil, “Dzhura”, 2002, Ternopil, “NK — Bohdan”, 2009, 2016)
  • Purely Literary Murder (Суто літературне вбивство) (Lviv, “Piramida”, 2003, Ternopil, “NK — Bohdan”, 2009, 2016)
  • The Last Hero (Останній герой) (Lviv, “Piramida”, 2004, Kharkiv, “Folio”, 2012)
  • Viagra for the Mayor (Віагра для мера) (Kyiv, “Fakt”, 2006)
  • Trees on the Roofs (Дерева на дахах) (Kharkiv, “Folio”, 2010)
  • Kryivka (Криївка) (Kharkiv, “Folio”, 2011)
  • Glacier (Льодовик) (“Suchasnist”, № 1-3, 2012; Kharkiv, “Folio”, 2014)



  • The Family Home of Vyshnevetski Princes (Родинне гніздо князів Вишневецьких) (Coll.: “Ukraina Incognita”: Kyiv, “Fakt”, 2002)
  • “Moving from the South to the North…” From the distance of time with Taras Fediuk («Переїжджаючи з півдня на північ…» З віддалі часу з Тарасом Федюком) (“Kurier Kryvbasu”, № 2, 2003)



  • For All the Money. A Two-Act Comedy with Elements of Farce (На всі гроші. Комедія з елементами фарсу на дві дії) (Ternopil, “Vektor”, 2016)