About the Author
Olesya Yaremchuk is an acclaimed Ukrainian author and journalist focusing on travel anthropology, cultural and national identity, and the frontier. She holds a degree in journalism from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled Travel Anthropology in the Literary Reportages of Joseph Roth, was completed in 2018 jointly at this same institution and the University of Vienna, where she held an OeAD Research Fellowship. Yaremchuk has served as the editor-in-chief of the Choven Publishing House, a Ukrainian press specializing in reportage and documentary literature, and has contributed as a journalist to various publications both in Ukraine and abroad. She is a winner of the Samovydets Literary Reportage Award and the LitAccent of the Year Award, both in Ukraine, as well as a finalist of the ADAMI Media Prize and the Lviv UNESCO City of Literature Award. The author of the foreword: Dr. Ostap Slyvynsky is a Ukrainian poet, translator, and literary critic, who currently teaches Eastern European literature at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.