Volodymyr Rutkivskyi [Ukraine]

Volodymyr Rutkivskyi © Hartwig Klappert

Guest 2017

Biography

Ukrainian children’s book author and poet Volodymyr Rutkivskyi was born in 1937. He has lived in Odessa since the early 1960s, where he also worked as a print and radio journalist. He received wide recognition in independent Ukraine with his adventure tetralogy  »Džuri«, which was also filmed in a 2016 Russian-Ukrainian co-production based on his screenplay. Rutkivskyi has received numerous awards. In 2011, the BBC named his historical novel »Sini Wodi« as book of the year.