Renowned writer Andriy Kurkov may write a book about Uzhhorod (PHOTOS)
Famous Ukrainian writer Andriy Kurkov visited Uzhgorod. In Uzhgorod Press Club, there was a press conference about his work and future plans.
Mykhailo Roshko, author, professor, candidate of philological sciences, the dean of the Institute of Foreign Languages of Uzhgorod National University introduced the guest. He said that Andriy Kurkov is a promoter of Ukrainian literature in the world and Transcarpathian literature outside the region. He initiated the publication of the collection of modern Transcarpathian prose. "Andriy Kurkov is the most famous Ukrainian writer who is published abroad, he is the only truly professional writer who makes living by writing. Andriy speaks many languages. In the future we plan to grant him the status of Honorary Member of the Academic Council of the Institute of Foreign Languages of UzhNU", - Mykhailo Roshko said.
Regarding the promotion of Ukraine, Andriy Kurkov told about Ukrainian prose literary festivals abroad, which he co-organizes.
The writer presented his new book "Lviv tour of Jimi Hendrix." Several real citizens of Lviv have become prototypes of the characters. This is his 18th book for adults. There are already seven children's books. At workshops, A. Kurkov teaches children to make up stories.
As for the writer's earnings, Andriy Kurkov said "It is impossible to make a living on Ukrainian fees. I can make money only because my books are published in over 65 countries in 36 languages."
Mykhailo Roshko asked the writer whether he would write a novel about Uzhgorod. "Anything can happen" - A. Kurkov said and admitted that he is currently writing a novel about Lithuania.
"In my estimation, Ukraine lacks about thousands of active writers, - A. Kurkov says. - We have no books on the current situation in Ukraine, released in a short time after certain important events. For example, I write columns, and consider them as pages in a future book on the modern history of Ukraine."