The Visegrad Eastern Partnership Literary Award Finalist Announced

The Visegrad Eastern Partnership Literary Award 2018 finalist was announced in mid-June.

Volodymyr Rafeenko’s novel The Length of Days, a new literary voice from Ukraine, was recognized as 2018 winner of Visegrad Eastern Partnership Literary Award

About the award: The Visegrad Eastern Partnership Literary Award project (VEaPLA) presents authors of poetry, fiction and non-fiction literary works from countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine) to readers from Central Europe.

The ambition of the project is to create a platform for a cooperation among intellectuals working in the field of literature of the post-Soviet area and in the V4 countries, to support important cultural personalities and ideals of freedom of literary creation.

About the writer: Volodymyr Rafeenko is from Ukraine. He writes in Russian and is a philologist and culture expert. He has authored novels, collection of short stories and poems.

The Length of Days is a chilling short story about the conflict in Donbas. It is the first time the writer has appeared in English  and was translated from Russian by historian Marci Shore, author of The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe and Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968.

ARI Literature Foundation is a partner of the Visegrad Eastern Partnership Literary Award.