While the number of Ukrainians using internet keeps growing, the share of book readers continues to fall. More than a half of Ukrainians do not read books at all, according to report released by Research & Branding Group on April 3.
The most honest way to look at history is to study documents, historians say. One extraordinary book presented recently in Kyiv proves this right.
Do you think eternal love cannot begin with a plot that involves gang rape and an ax handle? Ukraine’s most commercially successful writer might prove you wrong – at least in her books.
A big name doesn't mean big readership. At least, that’s what the list of Ukraine's top-selling books, published by Focus magazine in January, suggests. Indeed, relatively unknown crime and romance authors are taking the literary scene by storm.
While most travel guides focus on sightseeing, history and some tips for getting around, a newly published “Bang Ukraine” guide advises guys how to get in bed with Ukrainian women.
Asterix, the famous Gaul comic book hero, might not know it, but he has a Ukrainian counterpart now. His name is Oles Skorovoda, and he’s the main character of Daogopak. This is the first graphic Ukrainian novel about kozaks who mastered the martial arts and magic of the Zaporizhian Sich, a 15th century attempt to create Ukraine’s first democratic state.
LVIV, Ukraine – Seeing the thousands of people shuffling through the overcrowded Potocki Palace in Lviv, where the 19th International Publishers’ Forum was held, momentarily eases the worries about literature going digital.
Ukraine has a fantastic variety of regional folk designs, but very little information about these traditions. Albums on local arts and crafts are still like gold dust, despite growing interest in ethnic festivals, food and the like.
When history professor Timothy Snyder grouped together the areas from central Poland to western Russia in his book “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin,” he was trying to explain why this region became the center of Nazi and Soviet policies of mass killings.
If someone would have asked people in 1930s America to describe the traveling circus, they would tell you about tents, magical music and laughing children whose hands are sticky with cotton candy.
In Anna Shevchenko’s debut novel, the fate of Europe could be drastically altered by the contents of one document – no, it’s not Josef Stalin’s shopping list or Adolf Hitler’s letter to Santa Claus.