Juri Andruchowytsch was born in 1960 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. He is considered the leading contemporary Ukrainian writer. He writes poems, prose, essays and translates from German and Polish. In 1985 he co-founded the legendary literary performance group "Bu-Ba-Bu" (Burlesk-Balagan-Buffonada). His books are translated into many languages. He was awarded the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding and the Goethe Medal.
Participant of the European Literature Days 2011.