An Interview with Tamara Hundorova, Author of The Post-Chornobyl Library

On this day in 1986, the No. 4 reactor at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine exploded.

Tamara Hundorova, author of The Post-Chornobyl Library: Ukrainian Postmodernism of the 1990s, argues that the Chornobyl disaster forever changed Ukrainian literature and cultural consciousness, turning Ukrainian postmodernism apocalyptic and into a writing of trauma.

In this interview, Dr. Hundorova discusses Chornobyl’s impact on Ukraine and the world, apocalyptic themes in her work, and the disturbing sight of an abandoned library at the site of the disaster.

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