Oksana Zabuzhko

Oksana Zabuzhko


Oksana Zabuzhko was born in 1960 in Lutsk, Ukraine and received her doctorate from the University of Kiev. When she was a Fulbright Scholar, she wrote Fieldwork In Ukrainian Sex, a novel which, upon its publication in 1996, caused the biggest literary scandal in the Ukraine in decades. Since then, it has been translated into sixteen languages and recognized both as the calling card of the new Ukrainian literature and the “Bible of Ukrainian feminism.” Since then, she has published a dozen more books, including three collections of stories, three volumes of essays, a prize-winning study on Lesya Ukrainka, and the prize-winning novel The Museum of Abandoned Secrets, which has been translated into six languages. Her short story collection, Your Ad Could Go Here, was translated by Nina Murray, Halyna Hryn, Askold Melnyczuk, Marco Carynnyk, and Marta Horban.

Buy Oksana Zabuzho’s latest book, Your Ad Could Go Here, on Amazon.

Photo Credit: Pavlo Botanov

Events with Oksana Zabuzhko

[CANCELED] Unsettled Histories

07 May 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

[CANCELED] Cry, the Beloved Country

09 May 2020
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10008

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