Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 12:00p -

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To mark the tragic anniversary of the war in Ukraine we have invited two authors with Ukrainian roots who don’t live there (anymore), but who’s writing is informed by their family’s background in Ukraine. We welcome Ukrainian-German author Dmitrij Kapitelman, known for "Das Lächeln meines unsichtbaren Vaters" [My Invisible Father's Smile] and "Eine Formalie in Kiew" [A Formality in Kiev] in conversation with American author Askold Melnyczuk, the son of Ukrainian refugees and the author of "What Is Told", "Ambassador of the Dead", "House of Widows" and "Excerpt from Smedley's Secret Guide to World Literature".

Dmitrij Kapitelman, born in Kiev in 1986, came to Germany with his family as a "contingent refugee" at the age of eight. He studied political science and sociology at the University of Leipzig and graduated from the German School of Journalism in Munich. Today he works as a freelance journalist. In 2016, his first, successful book "Das Lächeln meines unsichtbaren Vaters" (The Smile of My Invisible Father) was published, for which he won the Klaus-Michael Kühne Prize. This was followed in 2021 by "Eine Formalie in Kiew," for which he was awarded the Family Novel Book Prize by the Ravensburger Verlag Foundation.

Askold Melnyczuk’s book of stories, The Man Who Would Not Bow, appeared in 2021. He has published four novels which have variously been named a New York Times Notable, an LA Times Best Books of the Year, and an Editor’s Choice by the American Library Association’s Booklist. He is also co-editor of From Three Worlds, an anthology of Ukrainian Writers. As founding editor of Agni he received PEN’s Magid Award for creating “one of America’s, and the world’s, leading literary journals.” A Founding editor of Arrowsmith Press, he teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

In cooperation with the Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University.

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