August 24, 2023
This Ukrainian Independence Day, we’re pleased to present a reading list of several of our Ukrainian Studies titles. From a harrowing novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning international war correspondent Mstyslav Chernov to the first English-language synthesis of the history of one of Ukraine’s most fascinating cities, these titles, among others, capture the ongoing struggle in Ukraine, examine Ukrainian history, and celebrate its rich and diverse culture. In honor of 32 years of independence, all Ukrainian Studies titles, including those below, are 32% off with the code UKRAINE.
September 30, 2022
As a publisher that’s values efforts to improve the accessibility of works from all over the world through translation, ASP is excited to be joining the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) in celebrating works in translation, their translators, and their publishers by participating in Read The World, an online bookfair taking place over social media from September 30 (International Translation Day) to October 7. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a reading list of some of our favorite recently published and forthcoming translations.
March 8, 2022
This International Women’s Day, we’d like to not only elevate the experiences and voices of women, but also continue our spotlight on Ukraine and Ukrainian voices by pointing readers towards just a few of the women poets, translators, and authors whose work is found in The White Chalk of Days: The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology and Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine. Both books, unprecedented collections of post-Soviet Ukrainian literature in English translation originally published in 2017, are available to read for free online here and here.
May 5, 2021
Lev Fridman and Oksana Rosenblum, editors (with Anzhelika Khyzhnya) of the bilingual volume “Quiet Spiders of the Hidden Soul”: Mykola (Nik) Bazhan’s Early Experimental Poetry, here present four short excerpts from the book, with accompanying comments from the translators.
July 6, 2020
This week we’re featuring Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine edited by Oksana Maksymchuk & Max Rosochinsky. The book is currently available for purchase at $12.00, $16.00, and $23.95. Choose the price you think is fair and fits your budget!
This anthology brings together some of the most compelling poetic voices from different regions of Ukraine. Young and old, female and male, somber and ironic, tragic and playful, filled with extraordinary terror and ordinary human delights, the voices recreate the human sounds of war in its tragic complexity.
April 26, 2020
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.