Volodymyr Zelensky’s rise to power in Ukraine has left many observers confused. An influential cultural operative for decades, he has been written off as a clown, despite strong popular support and his rapid first reforms suggesting otherwise. Now the task for the Zelensky team is to deliver on the high hopes they have built their campaign on.
is a writer, translator, curator and publisher. She is co-founder and editor of the Ukrainian publishing house Medusa and co-author of the book Ukrainian Night. In 2014 she was a Paul Celan Visiting Fellow at the IWM. Her text has been translated by Katherine Younger.