Born in 1974, poet and literary editor SERHIY ZHADAN lives and works in Kharkiv. He is co-editor of the literary journal Hygiene (Gigiena) and has published numerous books of poetry including his most recent, Firing and Sharp (2012). His published prose works include The Hymn of Democratic Youth (2006), Big Mac2 (2007), Voroshilovgrad, which received the BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year Award for 2010, and Big Mac and Other Stories (2011). He has a collection of translations of the poetry of Paul Celan under way. Zhadan’s work has been translated into a number of European languages and he has received over a dozen literary prizes.
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