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Olesya Yaremchuk (f)
Writer in Residence

Herkunftsland: Ukraine
KKA-Residency: 2019

Portraitfoto: Olesya Yaremchuk
Portraitfoto: Olesya Yaremchuk
©Zoriana Vladyka
Olesya Yaremchuk is a Ukrainian journalist, writer and editor-in-chief at the Choven Publishing House. She is the author of a non-fiction book about national minorities in Ukraine "Our Others" (2018), laureate of "Samovydets" Literary Reportage Prize (2015) and a nominee for ADAMI Media Prize (2018). She wrote her PhD thesis about travel anthropology in literary reportages of Joseph Roth. Previously she studied in Lviv, Vienna, and Munich, and did her media internships in Bonn and Hamburg.

2014-2018: PhD at Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Journalism Department. The topic of research — Travel anthropology in literary reportages of Joseph Roth.
2016: Vienna University, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Research Fellowship from Österreichische Akademische Austausch Dienst, Vienna. The topic of research — Literary reportages of Joseph Roth.
2014: Ostkurs in Institut zur Förderung publizistischen Nachwuchses, Munich
2008-2013: Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Journalism Department, Full-time studies, Magister of Arts

2017: Editor-in-Chief at Choven Publishing, specializing on reportage and documentary literature, Lviv
2016-2017: Curator of Literary Reportage Award Samovydets at Publishing House Tempora, Kyiv
2016: Curator of the Special Program of Literary Reportage Across the Borders at the 25th Forum of Publishers in Lviv
2015-2018: Initiator and journalist for the literary reportage project Our Others about national minorities in Ukraine. Online magazine The Ukrainians, Lviv
2014: Marion Gräfin Dönhoff International Journalism Fellowship, HamburgerAbendblatt newspaper, reporter at the international department, Hamburg
2014-2015: Freelance journalist at Den’, Litakcent online literary magazine (Kyiv), New Eastern Europe (Kraków) and Ukrainian Journal (Prague) print analytical magazines.
2013-2014: Nationwide Ukrainian daily newspaper Den’, reporter at international department, Kyiv

2014: Samovydets Award for the best literary reportage from Tempora Publishing House. For the Wounds, stories about severely injured soldiers being treated at the Hamburg hospital.
2018: ADAMI Media Prize for the project about national minorities in Ukraine Our Others (Nominee in Online Category)

Veni, Vidi, Scripsi: Live History (Collection of reportages written by various authors) — Кyiv: Tempora, 2015.
Challenged by Democracy: Turkey, Georgia, Romania, Moldova. (Collection of reportages written by various authors) — Lviv: Lviv Media Forum, 2017.
Our Others. Stories of Ukrainian diversity. — Lviv: Choven Publishing, 2018.

Weitere Informationen:
Dialogue of cultures, cultural and national identity, literary reportage

German (C1), Russian (C1), English (B2), Polish (B1)






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