Myroslav Laiuk

holds a PhD in literature. He teaches creative writing at Kyiv Mohyla Academy. He has authored three novels and three books of poetry, and writes scripts. Since 2022, he has been going to frontlines to collect stories, writing reportage and essays for Ukrainian and foreign media.


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Time to live

Ukrainian cuisine, literature and cafés

Defending territory in war expands beyond physical frontlines to include cultural ground. Reclaiming signature dishes, language and public space contests their colonial assumption. Upholding traditions and retaining small home comforts takes on greater significance.