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Oleksandr Mykhed

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. His Ukrainian translation of WALK THROUGH WALLS: A MEMOIR by Marina Abramović (2018) was shortlisted for the Lviv UNESCO City of Literature Prize. His longform essays have appeared in publications including the Financial Times, the Guardian and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and his work has been profiled on CNN, NPR and BBC radio.

Oleksandr’s 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. His remarkable account of Ukraine since the full-scale invasion, THE LANGUAGE OF WAR, will be published by Allen Lane in June 2024. Translation rights have been sold in Georgia, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia.

Oleksandr has participated in literary residencies in Finland, Latvia, Iceland, the USA, and France. He is a member of PEN Ukraine.


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