Swiss Author Pedro Lenz Will Tour Ukraine with the Meridian Czernowitz House

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Swiss Author Pedro Lenz

At the beginning of September, the Meridian Czernowitz publishing house will present a collection of poems "My Friend is a Crane Operator" by the Swiss writer Pedro Lenz. He is one of the most famous contemporary authors with numerous literary awards. To support the new book, Pedro will give a presentation tour in four Ukrainian cities.

Pedro Lenz is a writer, columnist of several Swiss newspapers, including "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" and "WOZ Die Wochenzeitung". He also writes texts for the Swiss radio and theater. Pedro's "Der Goaliebinig" was adapted for the screen, and the movie won awards in seven nominations at the Swiss Film Awards 2014. The author is the winner of numerous awards, including the Award of the Canton Solothurn Prize for Literature, Literature Prize of Bern Canton, The Langenthal City Culture Award.

"My Friend Crane Engineer" by Pedro Lenz is the first collection of poems that will become a part of the "Translation series by Serhii Zhadan". The new project is introduced by the famous Ukrainian writer and the Meridian Chernovits publishing house. The series will include translations of world-famous poets.Serhii ZhadanSerhii Zhadan is a Ukrainian poet, prose writer, essayist and translator. He translates from German, English, Belarusian, Polish and Russian. Literary works by Serhii Zhadan received numerous national and international awards and were translated into twenty languages, making him one of the most famous contemporary Ukrainian writers.

The "My Friend Crane Engineer" is published with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine and the Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia.

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Besides, the Publishing House 21 will present the Ukrainian edition of the "Keeper is Me" novel by Pedro Lenz, translated by Yurko Prokhasko.

Pedro Lenz shows the environment and people he knows very well, and how this environment and choices form different people who grew up in the about same conditions. In order to accurately convey the atmosphere of this environment, Pedro Lenz wrote his novel in the Bernese Swiss dialect.

The presentation tour of Ukraine will take place on the following schedule:

The first presentation will be held during the IX MERIDIAN CZERNOWITZ International Poetry Festival in Chernivtsi on September 9 at 5:45 P.M. Pedro Lenz and translators, Serhii Zhadan, Yurko Prokhasko, Yevheniia Lopata will be present at the Bukovyna Media Center / Belle Vue (entrance from 2, Kobylianska Street, 2nd floor). The entrance is free.
 
Kharkiv: September 11, 7 P.M. at the Kharkiv Literature museum (6, Bahaliia Street). Participants - Pedro Lenz, Serhii Zhadan, Yurko Prokhasko, Yevheniia Lopata. Entrance to the museum - UAH 20.
Kyiv: September 12, 7 P.M. at the Bookstore "Ye" (3, Lysenko Street). Participants - Pedro Lenz, Serhii Zhadan, Yurko Prokhasko, Yevheniia Lopata. The entrance is free.
Lviv: September 13, 6:30 P.M., Bookstore "Ye" (7, Svobody Prospekt). Participants - Pedro Lenz, Serhii Zhadan, Yurko Prokhasko, Yevheniia Lopata. The entrance is free.
Lviv: September 23, 2:30 P.M., Lviv Publishers’ Forum, Les Kurbas Academic Theater in Lviv (3, Lesia Kurbasa Street). Participants – Serhii Zhadan, Yevheniia Lopata. The entrance is free.

Photos provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine.

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