Serhiy Zhadan was born in the Luhansk Region of Ukraine and educated in Kharkiv where he lives today. He is the most popular poet today in Ukraine and the author of twelve books of poetry that have earned him numerous national and European awards, including the 2022 EBRD Literature Prize for his novel The Orphanage. Zhadan’s books have been translated into English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Latvian, and Russian. He is the front man for the band Zhadan and the Dogs, and has collaborated on theatre and performance projects with Yara Arts Group since 2002. Yale University Press published his selected poems as What We Live For/What We Die For, translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps in 2019.
Serhiy Zhadan has contributed the following content: