An Evening with Andrey Kurkov

19:00, Thursday 5 Aug 2021 (2 hours)
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In this keynote, please join us for a discussion with celebrated author Andrey Kurkov, who published his first novel only weeks before the collapse of the Soviet Union, and has gone on to publish many more. Best known for his bestselling book Death and the Penguin, Kurkov has produced an array of literary works– everything from children’s books to film scripts to journalistic pieces commenting on life in contemporary Ukraine. His works have been published in 65 countries and translated into more than three dozen languages. In 2018 he was elected as the President of PEN Ukraine, a voluntary civic organization of Ukrainian writers dedicated to the promotion of democratic values and free literary production.

Moderator: Dr. Heather Coleman, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta

Heather Coleman teaches in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta and is Director of the Program on Religion and Culture at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. She also serves as editor of Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes. She is the author of Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929 and editor of Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia (with Mark D. Steinberg), and Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Source Book on Lived Religion. She is currently writing a cultural and social history of the Orthodox clergy in Kyiv province in the nineteenth century.

This event is sponsored by the Temerty Foundation and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

University of Alberta