About the Author
Yuri Andrukhovych (b. 1960) is one of the leading Ukrainian authors writing today. A co-founder of the Bu-Ba-Bu poetic movement (whose abbreviated syllables are for, in English, "burlesque, side-show, buffoonery"), a major cultural force in Ukraine in the late 1980s-early 1990s, he published his first book of poetry in 1985, and since then has published three more poetry collections, five novels, as well as short stories, essays, and numerous translations, including an anthology of Beat and New York School poets (2006). THE MOSCOVIAD is his second novel, originally published in Ukrainian in 1993. The awards he has received to date include the Herder Prize (2001), the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize (2005), the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for European Understanding (2006), and the Angelus Prize (also 2006). Andrukhovych's writing has been translated into more than a dozen languages.