Kateryna Kalytko (born 1982) is an award-winning writer and translator, PEN Ukraine member, considered one of the most powerful voices of the younger literary generation in Ukraine. She is the author of eight poetry volumes. Two of them, Bunar and Torture Chamber. Vineyard. Home has brought her the LitAccent of the Year Prize (2018 and 2014 respectively). Kateryna also published her two books of short prose, namely M(h)ysteria and The Land of All Those Lost, or Creepy Little Tales. Her selected writings have been translated into more than ten languages. Kateryna Kalytko is a winner of the BBC Book of the Year Contest and the Joseph Conrad Award holder in 2017 - for “the prose writing, which raises actual problems, makes you think and expands knowledge about other cultures”. In 2019 Kateryna was honored with the Women in Arts Award by UN Women Ukraine for her literary contribution. She’s the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence holder in 2015, KulturKontakt Austria fellow in 2018 and the Reading Balkans program fellow on 2019. She’s currently working on her first novel.
In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Vilenica Crystal Prize.
Fluently speaking Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian, Kateryna Kalytko is well-known as a translator of leading Balkan authors. She was also honored with METAPHORA award for her translations of Miljenko Jergovic’s writings.
Kateryna constantly takes part of numerous literary events in Ukraine and abroad. Also Kateryna is a co-founder of the Europe Island International Literary Festival in her home city of Vinnytsia.