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Yuriy Vynnychuk [Ukraine]

Yuriy Vynnychuk was born in 1952 in Ivano-Frankivsk. He is a Ukrainian journalist, writer and editor who has been one of the most influential literary voices in Ukraine since the 1990s. His novel Tango smerti (tr: Tango of Death) was awarded the prestigious BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year prize for 2012. He has also authored many popular publications covering the history of the city of Lviv; his immensely popular two-volume set Lehendy Lvova (tr: Legends of Lviv) is republished almost every year. In 2015, he published the novel, Aptekar (tr: The Apothecary) and, in 2016, another novel, Tsenzor sniv (tr: The Dream Censor).