Presentation of Artem Czech’s book “Dzielnica D”

3 September 2020 | 18.00-19.30 | Próba Cafe, Grodzka 5a – patio
The panel will be conducted in Polish, Ukrainian and Polish Sign Language
About the book:

Artem Czech “Dzielnica D” (trans. Marek S. Zadura)
Book Cover: Ewelina Kruszewska

Oleksandr Bojczenkio writes in the introduction to the book: “Knowing that “Dzielnica D” (District D) is largely an autobiography, I viewed it from the perspective of Artem as a man and as a writer. What was the environment and the atmosphere in which he grew up? What kind of people and events influenced him? I’ve found all this in the book. Alternating between humour and sadness, the author paints a collective portrait of several dozen of inhabitants of his ordinary and typical district that, as I’ve mentioned before, isn’t the prettiest and is quite hopeless, located in an equally ordinary and typical Ukrainian city.”  Ołeksandr Bojczenko (from the introduction)

Artem Czech (real name Artem Cherednyk, b. 1985  in Cherkasy) – A Ukrainian writer and sociologist by education. The author of fiction books such as  You Won’t Find This on Yandex (2007), Kenya (2007), Artist (2008), The anatomical Atlas (2008), The Blue Doors on the Left (2008) Doc 1 (2009), Pink Syrups (2012), and non-fiction: A History of Motorsports in Ukraine (2013) and Awesome Ukraine. Interesting Things You Need To Know (2017) which he has co-authored with Tamara Kravchenko and Iryna Tsylik. He was the editor-in-chief of the documentary projects: 94 Days: Euromaidan Through the Eyes of TSN [Television News Service] (2014) and War Through the Eyes of TSN (2015). From May 2015 to July 2016 he performed military service in the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The first of his books translated into Polish was Point Zero – Punkt Zerowy (2019) which was shortlisted for the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage.