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Eastern Express: “Happy Naked People“

17:30-19:00

Please note! In case of adverse weather conditions, all meetings will be moved inside the building of the former Andersen Theatre

“Happy naked people” – a meeting promoting the Polish edition of Kateryna Babkina’s book (Lublin: Warsztaty Kultury 2017) Participants: Kateryna Babkina (author) and Bohdan Zadura (translator).

Kateryna (Katya) Babkina (b.1985 in Ivano-Frankivsk) – is a well-known Ukrainian writer, journalist and screenwriter. She has published volumes of poetry (St.Elmo’s fires 2002), the novel “Sonia” (nominated for the Ukrainian award BBC’s Book of the Year 2013), a collection of short stories and books for children, including one dedicated to children with cancer. She also writes movie scripts (a short film based on Kateryna’s books was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016) and a play – “Hamlet Babylon” that was performed in Kiev and Geneva. Her books have been translated into English, Czech, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Romanian and Russian; in June her works were translated into Hebrew for the first time. The collection “Happy Naked People” (published in Ukraine in 2016) is the first Kateryna Babkina’s book published in Poland.