Mykola Riabchuk Laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize

The graphic presents Mykoła Ryabchuk

Mykola Ryabchuk, Ukrainian literary critic, essayist and journalist, member of the Program Council of the International Cultural Center since 2010 and a close friend of our institution, received the Taras Shevchenko. It is the largest Ukrainian state award for cultural achievements, outstanding works and literary, painting, musical and theatrical works and cinematographic. Mykoła Riabczuk was awarded for the book "Lexicon nationalist and other essays".


Established in 1961, the award is always presented on March 9, on the anniversary of the birth of the Ukrainian national hero Taras Shevchenko, who was sentenced in 1847 for writing in Ukrainian and supporting the independence of Ukraine.


Mykoła Ryabchuk - Ukrainian literary critic, essayist and journalist. He graduated from the Lviv University of Technology and the Literary Institute of M. Gorky in Moscow. He was the deputy editor-in-chief of the monthly "Wseswit" and the head of the criticism department of the "Suczasnist" magazine. Co-founder of the Kiev monthly "Krytyka". In Poland, he has published in Więź, Tygodnik Powszechny, HERITO, Czas Kultury, Akcent, Dekada Literacka, and Kultura Enter. Winner of the POLKUL Foundation Prize for acting for good Polish-Ukrainian relations (1999), and the Polish-Ukrainian Reconciliation Award (2002). In 2009 he was awarded the "Bene Merito" Honorary Badge. Currently, the honorary president of the Ukrainian PEN Club, associate of the Institute of Political and Ethnational Studies of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and the East European Studies at the University of Warsaw. Since 2014, chairman of the jury of the Angelus Central European Literary Award. Author of over a dozen books.


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