Ihor Pavlyuk

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Ihor Pavlyuk
Ігор Павлюк
Photo of Ihor Pavlyuk.jpg
Photo of the Ukrainian writer Ihor Pavlyuk
Born (1967-01-01) January 1, 1967 (age 50)
Uzhova, Volyn Oblast, Ukraine
Occupation poet, novelist, essayist
Nationality Ukrainian
Genre Ukrainian literature
Notable works A Flight over the Black Sea (2014).

Ihor Pavlyuk (sometimes spelled as Ihor Pawlyuk, Igor Pavlyk, Igor Pavluk; Ukrainian: І́гор Зино́війович Павлю́к, Russian: Игорь Зиновьевич Павлюк, born 1 January 1967 in Uzhova, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian writer and research worker.[1]

He is a Winner of a 2013 English PEN Award[2][3] and a Doctor of Social Communication.[4]

Ihor Pavlyuk is a member of the European Society of Authors.

Life and career[edit]

Ihor Pavlyuk was born in the Volyn region on January 1, 1967. His mother died in ten days after giving birth to him. He was raised at home of his grandfather and grandmother on his mother’s side — migrants with Helm region.

He studied at the Saint Petersburg military engineering-technical university, which he left in order to pursue his career as a writer. He was, as a result, sentenced to a period of hard labour in the Taiga (Zabaykal'skiy region) but continued to write as best he could, driven by a nostalgia for his Ukrainian homeland, until he was liberated by the fall of the Soviet Union.[3]

In 1992 Ihor Pavlyuk graduated from the Department of Journalism at Lviv University and worked as the correspondent of religious press and radio in Lviv.

He has participated in various international literary festivals, including Estonia, Georgia, Russia, Belarus, the United States of America,[5] Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Pakistan,[6] England,[7] Czech Republic and international editions about Ukrainians from Volyn region, Ukrainian writers and poets.[citation needed]

Now Ihor Pavlyuk is Leading Researcher of Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kiev,[8] professor of Ukrainian media Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, a member of the editorial boards of literary, art and scientific magazines: "Золота пектораль",[9] "Дзвін",[10] "Українська літературна газета",[11] "Вісник Львівського університету".[12]

Works of Ihor Pavlyuk are have been translated into Russian, Belarusian, Polish, English, French, Latvian, Bulgarian, Japanese and other languages and published in such magazines as "The Apple Valley Review" (Volume 7, Number 2 (Fall 2012),[13] "Muddy River Poetry Review",[14] Asymptote,[15] "Gold Dust" (Issue 23),[16] "The Adirondack Review",[17] "The Recusant",[18][19] "Metamorphoses",[20] "Eurasia Review"[21] and many others.

Ihor Pavlyuk is the protagonist of the film "Between Bug and God"[22] and film "Voice".[23]

American actors read poems by Ihor Pavlyuk.[24]

The book of Ihor Pavlyuk "A Flight over the Black Sea" became the winning book within Writers in Translation competition by English PEN club.[25][26]

Ihor Pavlyuk is married. His wife Lyudmyla Pavlyuk is Associate Professor at Department of Journalism, Lviv University. Daughters Nadiya and Olesya are students.

Selected publications (books)[edit]




  • Writer – Power – Press: historical and typological analysis (Митець – Влада – Преса: історико-типологічний аналіз), 1997, ISBN 966-517-033-3
  • Diagnostics and prognosis of lie: digressions in the theory of communication (Діагностика і прогностика брехні: екскурси в теорію комунікації), 2003, ISBN 966-665-129-7
  • There are writers in a press (Письменники у пресі), 2010, ISBN 978-966-361-525-7

Book for children[edit]

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan said in the preface of the book Ihor Pavlyuk "A Flight over the Black Sea":

I know that a nebulous terrain exists in the hearts and minds of every person, a terrain that cannot be adequately characterized in simple terms of right and wrong or good and bad. I see this ambiguity in Ihor Pavlyuk’s works and I am happy in the knowledge that there is a very good poet in Ukraine.[27]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Modern Ukrainian Literature". wnu-ukraine.com. World News Ukraine. October 16, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Here Are The Winners Of The 2013 English PEN Awards". http://ewordnews.com. eWorldNews. 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Ihor Pavlyuk". http://worldbookshelf.englishpen.org/. English PEN's World Bookshelf. July 24, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Присуджено науковий ступінь доктора наук". http://aspirant.kiev.ua. Aspirant Ukraine. 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Ukrainian Ihor Pavlyuk presents his poetry in Florida!". ukrainiantours.com. Ukrainian tours. June 28, 2014. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Two-day Int'l Peace Conference kicks off". dawn.com. DAWN. December 23, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ukrainian Poetry Evening". englishpen.org. English PEN. March 6, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ Відділ української літератури ХХ ст.
  9. ^ Золота пектораль. Редколегія
  10. ^ Дзвін. Редколегія
  11. ^ Українська літературна газета. Редколегія
  12. ^ Вісник Львівського університету. Редколегія
  14. ^ Two Poems by Ihor Pavlyuk, translated from the Ukrainian by Steve Komarnyckyj
  15. ^ Mussel
  16. ^ A Flight Over the Black Sea. Istanbul. The Return
  17. ^ Two Poems
  18. ^ The Old Water Flows
  19. ^ From Polissya
  20. ^ The Bread of Childhood
  21. ^ A Warrior’s White Dance Of Words – OpEd
  22. ^ Ihor Pavlyuk: "Between Bug and God"
  23. ^ Film about Ukrainian poet Ihor Pavlyuk
  24. ^ American actors read poems by Ihor Pavlyuk
  25. ^ Poetry of Ukrainian author became book of the year in the United Kingdom
  26. ^ The best of the World Bookshelf
  27. ^ Ihor Pavlyuk. Flight Over the Black Sea. Selected Poems
  28. ^ Нові багнети в полку Залізних Мамаїв
  29. ^ Названо лауреатов Международной литературной премии им. Г. Сковороды "Сад божественных песен"
  30. ^ Названо лауреатів міжнародної літературної премії ім. Гоголя "Тріумф"
  31. ^ Here Are The Winners Of The 2013 English PEN Awards
  32. ^ English PEN's world bookshelf
  33. ^ В Україні з’явилась медаль «Олександра Довженка»

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