When I first visited Kyiv in 1990, the wares in bookstores around the city were almost entirely in Russian. In the Soviet Union’s centralized economy, the publishing industry was controlled by Moscow. This year, at Arsenal, as Kyiv’s annual International Book Fair is called, hundreds of Ukrainian publishers displayed the season’s harvest of poetry, novels, […]
About Askold Melnyczuk
Askold Melnyczuk's most recent novel is Smedley's Secret Guide to World Literature. Other books include The House of Widows, an Editor's Choice selection of the American Library Association's Booklist, Ambassador of the Dead, a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2002 and What is Told, a New York Times Notable Book. He has also published a novella about Rimbaud titled Blind Angel.