Ukrainian novelist, essayist and activist. Winner of the Joseph Conrad literature prize 2021 and finalist of European Union Prize for Literature 2019. She is a founder of the New York Literary Festival that takes place in a small town called New York near the frontline in the east of Ukraine.
Before becoming a writer, Victoria Amelina worked in high tech as an engineering manager; she holds an MS in Computer Science. In 2014 she became a laureate of the Ukrainian National Literary Award Koronatsiya Slova, and released her debut novel.
Victoria Amelina’s works are translated into several languages, including English, Polish, Czech and Dutch. She is most known for her two novels, Fall Syndrome, or Homo Compatiens and Dom’s Dream Kingdom.