Ukraine’s Andrey Kurkov on shock, optimism and the resilience of ordinary people
In Diary of an Invasion, bestselling Ukrainian novelist and journalist Andrey Kurkov documents daily life during the first year of Russia's war, fusing the personal, historical and political. Known for novels that are pointed yet playful, his most recent, Grey Bees, explores the 2014 conflict and its aftermath in eastern Ukraine through the eyes of a beekeeper living in the crosshairs. It won the 2023 National Book Critics Circle award for translation. Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv, an earlier title now out in English translation, was longlisted for the International Booker Prize.
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