Jurko Prochasko is a Ukrainian essayist and translator. Born in Ivano-Frankivsk he is now based in Lviv and works at the Literary Institute of the Ukrainian Academy of Science. He has translated works by, among others, Franz Kafka, Heinrich von Kleist, Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil, Joseph Roth and Ingo Schulze. The international nature of his work has brought him to both Germany and Austria for multiple research residencies and while working upon exhibitions. And,in 2008 his work was recognised by both countries, as he was awarded the German Academy for Language and Literature’s Friedrich Gundolf Prize and the Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. in 2011, his much acclaimed essay The Central European was published.
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