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Ukrainian Literature Book Club • Kickoff & Conversation with Dr. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukrainian Catholic University)

June 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies is pleased to invite you to a virtual book club on Ukrainian literature, co-presented by the Regulator Bookshop. The goal of the book club is to highlight translated works by contemporary Ukrainian writers and create a community of readers interested in Ukraine’s history and culture.

The book club will kick off on June 9th with Andrey Kurkov’s internationally acclaimed novel Grey Bees and meet every week through June. Each meeting will have a guest speaker; the schedule is listed below. Andrey Kurkov will speak to the club on July 1st. Zoom links for the meetings will be shared with the book club members in advance. Readers from anywhere in the world are invited to join.

The Center is pleased to offer a limited number of free copies to students and teachers based in the Durham/Chapel Hill area (more info will be provided upon registration).



June 9 • Kickoff and conversation with Lviv-based historian Yaroslav Hrytsak, professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University

June 16 • Conversation with Uilleam Blacker, translator and professor of comparative literature at University College London

July 1 • Q&A with Andrey Kurkov, the author of Grey Bees

Yaroslav Hrytsak is a historian, public intellectual, and author of several books and numerous articles. He is a professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, the director of the Institute of Historical Research at Lviv National University, and the director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. He has also taught at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Central European University (Budapest).


June 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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