Ukrainian PEN club was named the best Ukrainian books of 2018: list

Representatives of international non-governmental organizations PEN club published a list of the best books of different genres, which received particular success in 2018.

This is the official website of the organization.

Best books of national publishing houses were placed in several genre lists: fiction, non-fiction, books for children and Teens, art newspaper, the Humanities, which in turn is also divided into several special categories.

Representatives of the Ukrainian PEN club note that this list will be especially useful for those who don’t know what to do in long new year and Christmas weekend.

In the list of the Ukrainian PEN – only must read, only publications that have impressed, influenced, changed, and most importantly – who are sure to want to advise or give to others
– note the compilers of the lists of the best books.

The best Ukrainian books of the 2018 version of the PEN
Fiction
Ukrainian prose

1. Andrukhovych, Yuri. Cohens Ustic (Meridian Czernowitz)
2. Bondar Andriy. Cerebro (Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva)
3. Christina Venhrynyuk. Nalogovaia I pamyati usetime (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
4. Grimich Marina. Ajnabia on cervoni mashini (Nora-Druk)
5. Max Kidruk. De no God (KSD)
6. Kosach Yuri. Signor Nkolo (A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA)
7. Oleg Kotsarev. People in gndh (Komora)
8. Kurkov Andrey. The gray bees (Folio)
9. Myroslav Laiuk. Svit is not in (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
10. Andriy Liubka. Tvy Poglyad, CIO-CIO-San (Meridian Czernowitz)
11. Skein. OPANA about ditinstva (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
12. Ever Since That Moment Marco Robert. Voice (Terra Incognita)
13. Trinduk Luba-Paraskeva. Yak I ‘mu to live on polanin (Pyramid)
14. Elena Styazhkina. Rosca (Folio)
15. Artem Chapay. The Ukraine (Books XXI)

Ukrainian poetry

1. Astapenko Igor. Shampanski – beer – Shampanskoe (Smoloskyp)
2. Anthology Molodo ukraïnskoï poet III tysyacholittya / Composer Myroslav laiuk (A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA)
3. Vorobyev Nikolay. Mountain I Kvitka (A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA)
4. Serhiy Zhadan. Dish (Meridian Czernowitz)
5. Zapadka, Irina. Lament, I legth (Smoloskyp)
6. Anatoly Kichinsky. Alive I beveled the Techa in meni grass (A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA)
7. Kalitko Catherine. Bunar (Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva)
8. Kiva Ia. Away from heaven (Kayala)
9. Kijanowska Marianne. Gepatomegalia: IV peretvorennya (gold Pectoral)
10. Kononenko, Svetlana. Deborah (Yaroslaviv Val)
11. Ivan Kulinskiy. 33 plyashki (Electronica)
12. Dmytro Lazutkin. Artery (Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva)
13. Luchishina Oksana. VRS Felcity (Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva)
14. Bohdana Matiyash. Song songs (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
15. Lesyk Panasiuk. Screaming hands (kntxt)
16. Ostap Slivinsky. The winter king (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
17. Haddad Katrina. Nich cuzinz (Electronica)

Foreign literature

1. Arundhati Roy. The God of small things / Translated by Andrey Maslaha (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
2. Bergman, Ingmar. Sunday’s child / Translation Sofia Volkovetskiy (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
3. Denelle Jacek. Krivoklat / Translated By Andrew Cooper (Komora)
4. The Eugenides Jeffrey. Average floor / Anna Vovchenko (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
5. Ergovic Milenko. Inshallah Madonna Inshallah / Translation Ekaterini Kalitko (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
6. Ishiguro, Kazuo. The buried giant / Translation Tatiana savchyns’ke (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
7. Lesman Boleslav. Sadboy saloneni / Translation Marianne Kijanowski (Spirit and Letter)
8. Askold Melnychuk. Ambassador of the dead / Translated by Anna Yanovskaya (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
9. Sepan Twardoch. Morphine / Translation Of Ostap Ukrainian (Story)
10. Korun Barbara. Come for the moment / Translation Maryana klymets ‘ and Natalie Khoroz (Books XXI)

Non-fiction

1. Disidente: an anthology of texts / Editors Alexey Zinchenko, Dmitry Stus, Leonid Finberg (Spirit and Letter)
2. Mace James. Communism and the dilemmas of national liberation. National communism in Soviet Ukraine 1918-1933. / Translation Maxim Yakovlev (Komora)
3. Martin Pollack. Topography of memory / Translation Christina Nazarewicz (Choven)
4.Uluru Anna. 365. Owner at every day, to impress cultural rights (ArtHuss)
5. Shore, Marci. Ukrainian night. The history of the revolution near (Spirit and Letter)

Essays

1. Boichenko Alexander. Country beyond the Zbruch (Books XXI)
2. Vladimir Ermolenko. Fluid ideology (Spirit and Letter)
3. Kruger Vano. When I hear the word “culture”… (Laurus)
4. New Europe. Essay Ukrainian intellectuals (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
5. Polishchuk, Yaroslav. Hybrid topography (Books XXI)
6. Ponomarev Vitaliy. History your own skin (Stylos)

Biography / memoirs / interviews

1. Andrukhovych Yuri Boychenko Alexander Orest Drul. Workteam (Pabulum)
2. Hrytsak Yaroslav / Chruscinska ISA.Talking about Ukraine (Spirit and Letter)
3. Bogdan Zholdak. Under the star Lukas (Spirit and Letter)
4. Zaliznyak Vladimir. With guardian angel and photo by the life (Spirit and Letter)
5. Katakis Michael. Ernest Hemingway. Artifacts of life / Translated by Roman Klochko (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
6. Ivan Matkovskiy. Blessed Hieromartyr Clement Sheptytsky
7. Panchenko Vladimir. The story about Nicholas Zerova (Spirit and Letter)
8. Tesla Nikola. My inventions / Translation by Alexandra Gordinak (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
9. Leonid Finberg. About different and a little bit about yourself (Spirit and Letter)
10. Feynman, Richard. Yes, you’re joking, Mr. Feynman! / Translated by Nikolay Klimchuk (Our format)

Travel essays / reports

1. Levinsky Stepan. From mount Vesuvius to the Sands of the Sahara. From the Japanese house. East and West (Pyramid)
2. Ever Since That Moment Paul. Over prrwo in RG (Tempora)
3. Yablonsky Sofia. Letters from Paris. Letters from China (Pyramid)
4. Olesya Yaremchuk. Nashi INSHI (Choven)

Books for children and teenagers
Ukrainian fiction

1. Bula Oksana. Token – meccanici LSU (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
2. Yuri Vinnichuk. Tsukrovyi Punic (A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA)
3. Sashko Dermansky. Mer (A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA)
4. Kruk Halina. Times sheep, two sheep (Vivat)
5. Losevsky Oksana. Opcode for giraffe (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
6. Tanya Malyarchuk. MOX NOX (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
7. Rutkovskiy Vladimir. Sirik zi smo Gori (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)

Foreign literature

1. Dylan Bob. Be forever young / Translated by Victor Morozov (Citarum)
2. Dr. Seuss. About the Grinch who stole Christmas / Marianne Kijanowski (Knigolub)
3. Cottin Changed. The black book of colors / Catherine Mihalitsyna (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
4. Lagercrantz Rus. My happy life / Translated by Halyna Kyrpa (Citarum)
5. Lowry, Lois. Guardian / Translation Oleksandr Stukalo (Citarum)
6. SIS, Peter. Wall / Translations Irini Bully (Staryi)
7. Stark Ulf. The Dictator / Translated By Halyna Kyrpa (Basics)

Non-fiction

1. Vorobiev Maria, Julia Kurova, Leshak March, Taranenko Irina. Ukraine. Book-journey (Knigolub)
2. Kenovic Marie, Niedra Julia Serdyuk Mary. Yum! Prepare children (Bratsche)
3. Kosmolinskogo Natalia, Irina Magdysh. Game in the Museum (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
4. Andriy Lesiv, Romanishin Novel. I see (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
5. She did; It also made it (Staryi)

Art editions

1. Grechilo Andrew and Saviti Bogdan. Our coat of arms. Ukrainian symbols from princely times to the present (Rodovid)
2. Seregin: projects, concepts, ideas / edited by Boris Eripalova (Vidavnichij dim A+C)

Humanities

1. Ageeva Faith. Userunlock on Kamen (vydavnytstvo staroho Leva)
2. Weber, Max. The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism / Translated by Alexander Pogorely (Our format)
3. Ann Applebaum. Red hunger. The war waged by Stalin against the Ukrainian / translation Daria Mattingly and Oksana Kisil (Ukrainian research and educational centre for the study of the Holodomor)
4. Martsenyuk, Tamara. Why you should not fear of feminism (Komora)
5. Nietzsche Friedrich. Dawn / Translation Vakhtang Kebuladze (Tempora)
6. Pliny The Younger. Selected letters / translated by Andrew Sodomora (a Priori)

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