Andrey Kurkov is an award-winning Ukrainian novelist who writes in Russian and Ukrainian. He is the author of more than 20 novels and 10 books for children.
His books reflect black humour, and are mostly set in post-Soviet reality. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He has also written for several international publications. From 2018 till 2022 he was acting President of PEN Ukraine, running international and national literary and socio-political projects.
He has won a number of international awards for his novels and for his literary and human rights activities.