Drahoman Prize for translators from the Ukrainian into foreign languages

On September 24 we are presenting a new award — the Drahoman Prize for translators from the Ukrainian into foreign languages.

The presentation of the new award, the Drahoman Prize for translators of Ukrainian literature into foreign languages, takes place on September 24, at 12 o’clock in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Centre (2 Khreshchatyk St).

The Ukrainian Institute, PEN Ukraine and the Ukrainian Book Institute are co-founders of the Prize. They are launching this award to support and acknowledge work of foreign translators who unearth Ukraine’s literature to the world, and thus Ukraine, recreated in works of its authors.

The Drahoman Prize is to be awarded annually for excellence in translation and contribution to promotion of Ukrainian literature abroad. Presentation speakers:

  • Andriy Kurkov – writer, President of PEN Ukraine;
  • Tetiana Filevska – Creative Director of the Ukrainian Institute;
  • Oleksandra Koval – Director of the Ukrainian Book Institute;
  • Ola Hnatiuk – researcher, professor at Kyiv-Mohyla National University and University of Warsaw, Vice President of PEN Ukraine.

Participants of the press conference will tell more about the objective of the Prize, this year’s jury members, as well as submission procedure, format and time of the upcoming ceremony. Live stream of the event will be available on the Facebook pages of the Ukrainian Institute, PEN Ukraine, Ukrainian Book Institute and Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. The translation into English (and a separate online stream) will be provided.

Accreditation for the event is to be conducted via: telephone +380636146978, email [email protected] (Kateryna Tolokolnikova, Communication Manager of PEN Ukraine)

PEN Ukraine is a cultural and human rights public organization uniting 128 members, Ukrainian intellectuals – writers, journalists, scholars, publishers, translators, human rights defenders, cultural managers. The Ukrainian PEN is one of 146 national PEN Centres of PEN International. It is a co-founder of the Vasyl Stus Prize, the Yuri Shevelov Prize and the George Gongadze Prize, as well as Kharkiv Literary Residency.

The Ukrainian Book Institute is a government entity affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. Its mission is to develop state policy in the book sector, promote reading in Ukraine, support book publishing, encourage translation activity, and popularize Ukrainian literature abroad.