Congratulations to Ukrainian-Austrailian author Lesa Melnyczuk, PhD for being the 2019 The Independent Publisher Book Award gold medal recipient

Congratulations to Ukrainian-Austrailian author Lesa Melnyczuk, PhD for being the 2019 The Independent Publisher Book Award gold medal recipient

Congratulations to Ukrainian-Austrailian author Lesa Melnyczuk, PhD for being the 2019 The Independent Publisher Book Award (the “IPPYs”) gold medal recipient for her book Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children in the European region, non-fiction category. 

A collection of forty stories told from first-hand experiences of the Ukrainian terror-famine of 1932-33 by survivors who later migrated to Western Australia, Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children is edited by Lesa Melnyczuk-Morgan, PhD and Philip Webster, and published by Carina Hoang Communications (Subiago, Western Australia).

Documentary «Human with a Stool» goes on a tour across the cities of the US

Documentary «Human with a Stool» goes on a tour across the cities of the US

«Human with a Stool» – an adventure documentary film about the last trip of a traveler and director Leonid Kanter. In 2004, in the casual Kyiv apartment, a group of film students came up with a simple but insane adventure «With a stool to the ocean»: to bring four wooden stools to the shores of four oceans.

The film documents the final, fourth trip to the Pacific Ocean, which lasted a year. Leonid recorded everything that surrounded him, and turned his life into cinema. Having returned to Ukraine travelers were met with war.

The documentary «Human with a Stool» should have been a manifesto for eternally strong human dreams and its powerful actions toward them. However, life itself changed the scenario.

Congratulations to Yuriy Tarnawsky on his achievements and induction into New Jersey Institute of Technology’s NCE 100 Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Yuriy Tarnawsky on his achievements and induction into New Jersey Institute of Technology’s NCE 100 Hall of Fame

Yuriy Tarnawsky, who graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering in 1956 and a PhD in Linguistics from NYU in 1982 is a writer and linguist who is also former electronics engineer and computer scientist for IBM Corporation. Tarnawsky is one of the founding members of the New York Group, a Ukrainian émigré avant-garde group of writers, and co-founder and co-editor of the journal New Poetry, as well as member of Fiction Collective, a collaborative of innovative US writers. He has authored more than three dozen books of fiction, poetry, plays, translations and criticism in both Ukrainian and English. His works have been translated into nearly a dozen languages.