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|Born||January 1, 1960|
|Education||University of Lviv|
He gained his PhD in 1987 at University of Lviv. Hrytsak passed his habilitation in 1996. He has been director of the Institute for Historical Research, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv since 1992.
In 1998 he won an award of "Przegląd Wschodni" for the best foreign book on Eastern Europe. For his book about Ivan Franko he won the Antonovych prize for Intellectual Achievements and the "Best Book in Ukraine" from the leading Ukrainian magazine Кореспондент and the Jerzy Giedroyc Award (founded by Maria Curie-Skłodowska University) in 2014.
- The Spirit that Moves to Battle... A political portrait of Ivan Franko (1856-1916) (Lviv, 1990, in Ukrainian)
- Essays in Ukrainian History: Making of Modern Ukrainian Nation (Kyiv, 1996, in Ukrainian) (Polish translation: Historia Ukrainy 1772-1999. Narodziny nowoczesnego narodu)