Cover Osteuropa 6-8/2022

In Osteuropa 6-8/2022

“We Are Coughing Up Russian Literature with Blood”
The Literary Portal Chytomo

Oksana Chmel’kovs’ka

Deutsche Fassung


A cultural journalist looks back on the difficult beginnings for the Ukrainian book market, provides insights into Chytomo, a platform for literature and books dedicated to strengthening Ukrainian publishing. She describes the upswing and the differentiation that took place on the book market after the Euromaidan, criticizes the fact that international literary agents stuck with the practice of selling licenses under the motto “Russia First” for too long, and vehemently defends the ban on importing Russian books when war crimes are being committed in places such as Olenivka.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2022, pp. 285–290)