Oksana Zabuzhko received the Stanisław Vincenz Polish Award


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Oksana Zabuzhko received the 2022 Stanisław Vincenz Kraków City Council Award. This was reported on the internet portal

Oksana Zabuzhko is the first Ukrainian writer to receive the Stanisław Vincenz Award.


“This is a tribute to the great work aimed at making the world aware of the historical, cultural and existential specificity of Ukraine, as well as literary achievements that bring the sensitivity of our macro-region closer”, the Krakow municipality said.


The award includes a financial component of 50,000 zloty (€10,600), a statuette and the right to use the title “Laureate of the Award of the City Council of Krakow named after Stanisław Vincenz”.


The Stanisław Vincenz Award is a continuation of the New Culture of New Europe award, which was awarded in 2005-2019. Its laureates are Serhiy Zhadan, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Martin Pollack, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Stasiuk, Svitlana Alexievich and others. It is awarded for outstanding achievements in popularizing the culture of Central and Eastern Europe by the Commission led by the head of the Krakow City Council. The jury includes award winners and invited representatives of institutions operating in the sphere of culture, science, education and public activities, as well as a representative of the mayor of Krakow.


The patron of the award, Stanisław Vincenz, is a Polish ethnographer, essayist, philosopher, writer, author of the well-known trilogy Na Wysokiej Połoninie (On the high montane meadow). He was a researcher and connoisseur of Hutsul region and Pokuttia culture.


The award ceremony will take place on November 22 during the opening of this year’s Open Eyes Economy Summit.


Oksana Zabuzhko is Ukraine’s major writer and public intellectual. She authors over twenty books (poetry, fiction, non-fiction), which have been translated into seventeen languages, and won her many awards. She is internationally known with her novels Field Work in Ukrainian Sex (1996) and The Museum of Abandoned Secrets (2010).


As reported before, Oksana Zabuzhko received the honorary award of the Warsaw Book Fair 2022 IKAR.


Featured photo: Aleksandra Pawloff