Oleksandr Mykhed is a writer and curator of art projects. He lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is the author of 7 books. Selected essays and excerpts from his books have been translated into 10 languages. He translated Walk Through Walls: A Memoir by Marina Abramović into Ukrainian (2018), which was shortlisted for the Lviv UNESCO City of Literature Prize.
His highly acclaimed nonfiction book, I Will Mix Your Blood With Coal (Nash Format, 2020), an exploration of the Donbas and Ukrainian East, has been published in German (Ibidem, 2022) and is forthcoming in English.
Oleksandr has participated in literary residencies in Finland, Latvia, Iceland, the USA, and France. He is a member of PEN Ukraine.